This progressive eye disorder causes thinning and bulging of the cornea, causing distorted vision and blurriness. Without treatment, keratoconus can progress to a point that many normal daily activities are difficult or impossible. However, your Golden Triangle Optometric Center optometrist can offer a variety of treatments for keratoconus such as specialty contact lenses, corneal inserts, and surgery.
This complication of diabetes causes swelling or leakage in the vascular network of the retina, the delicate blood vessels at the back of the eye essential to your vision. Treatments can be most effective before symptoms are noticeable, so it is important that all people with diabetes see their eye doctor at least once early for screening.
Careful management of your diabetes along with regular attention to your eye care can help reduce your risk of diabetic retinopathy, but a diagnosis is no cause for panice. Your Golden Triangle Optometric Center optometrist can offer several treatments for diabetic retinopathy, including vitrectomy, when your optometrist replaces the inner gel-like substance inside the eye, or laser surgery.