Below are brief descriptions of the various eye conditions we commonly see and treat at Yaryan Eye Care Center in Connersville, Brookville and Rushville! There are many different types of eye conditions that could be affecting you eyesight or could have long-term consequences if not treated properly or promptly. We list some of the more common conditions below. If you think you or someone in your family has one of these conditions, please contact Yaryan Eye Care Center in Connersville, Brookville and Rushville for an exam and recommendations.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Lazy eye, medically known as amblyopia, is a loss or lack of development of vision, usually in one eye. This degenerative process usually begins with an inherited condition and appears during infancy or early childhood. Lazy eye needs to be diagnosed between birth and early school age since it is during this period that the brain “chooses” its visual pathway and may ignore the weaker eye permanently.
Lazy eye is not always easy to recognize since a child with worse vision in one eye does not necessarily have lazy eye. Because of this, it is recommended that all children, including those with no symptoms, have a comprehensive eye examination by the age of three and sooner if there is a family history of any eye condition or disease. If you suspect a problem, or need to set up your child’s first eye examination, contact Yaryan Eyecare Center to set up an appointment.
Blepharitis is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn eye conditions usually resulting from poor eyelid hygiene, a low-grade bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal), an allergic reaction and/or abnormalities in oil gland function.
Like some other skin conditions, blepharitis can be controlled but not cured. The main goals in treating it are to reduce the amount of bacteria along the lid margin and open plugged glands. Contact Yaryan Eyecare Center to assess the severity of your problem and the best treatment method.
Cataracts occur with the clouding of the natural lens in the eye. Most cataracts develop slowly over time and can cause blurry vision. When this happens, cataract surgery is performed and the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens that restores visual clarity.
Our doctors at Yaryan Eye Care Center refer our patients to the top cataract surgeons in the state for the surgery to be performed. After surgery, patients will return to their Optometrist at Yaryan Eye Care Center for all post-operative care.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because, with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this protective coating dries up, the eyes may feel “gritty” or burn and can be more sensitive to light. In extreme cases, vision can be blurred.
If you suspect that you have dry eye, see your eye doctor. Proper care will not only increase your comfort – it will protect your eyes. Your eye care provider can perform a series of tests to determine if you have dry eyes.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye. An estimated 3 million Americans have the disease, but only half of them are aware. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that steal sight without any warning gradually over time. The vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve, which means early detection is vital. Early detection and treatment can help preserve vision and slow the damage caused by the disease.
Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. Peripheral vision is typically affected first and tunnel vision may occur as the disease progresses. There are two main types of Glaucoma. Open Angle Glaucoma causes peripheral eyesight to slowly diminish and Angle Closure Glaucoma causes pressure on the iris that interferes with fluid drainage.
Those in high risk groups include people over the age of 60, family members of those diagnosed, those with Diabetes and those who are severely nearsighted. While there is no cure for Glaucoma, medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss. It is very important to schedule and show for regular eye exams in order to prevent unnecessary vision loss.
Cross-eyed, medically known as strabismus, refers to a condition in which eyes are misaligned. It commonly occurs when the muscles that control eye movement are not properly working together. The result is one or both eyes turning inward, outward, upward or downward, or one or both eyes moving irregularly.
Strabismus is usually diagnosed during childhood and affects about 4 percent of children, afflicting boys and girls equally. Though it cannot be prevented, its complications can be avoided with early intervention. Even if you notice symptoms intermittently – when your child is ill, stressed or fatigued – alert your eye care provider.
Yaryan Eyecare Center has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and often treat the eye conditions detailed above at our offices in Connersville, Brookville and Rushville. For more information please schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.