The eye is a delicate organ and a complex structure. When it is functioning as it should, your vision is sharp and clear both close and at a distance, without strain. Unfortunately, the eye is prone to many conditions and diseases, all of which can impact vision. Some untreated eye diseases and conditions can lead to permanent blindness. Taking care of your eyes and ensuring they stay as healthy as possible throughout your life is an important part of caring for your overall health.
The Waring Vision Institute: Advanced Diagnostics and Treatments for Eye Conditions
Some of the many eye conditions diagnosed and/or treated at the Waring Vision Institute include:
Age-Related Macular Degeneration:
Also called AMD or ARMD, this condition is when the macula, the central area of the retina that controls acuity of vision, is deteriorating. Treating this condition in the earliest stages can delay the progression of the disease.
Diabetic Macular Edema:
Clients who suffer from diabetes must have their eyes checked yearly. Various treatments may be used to halt the progression of the disease, including laser photocoagulation – a laser treatment that seals off leaking blood vessels.
Dry Eye Disease (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca):
An extraordinarily common condition of inflammation, aging, contact lens use or medications leading to fluctuation of vision, foreign body sensation, burning, eye fatigue and blurry vision. Dr. Waring takes a holistic approach with advanced ocular surface optimization program to treat all aspects of dry eye.
An extraordinarily common condition of eyelid inflammation related to aging and systemic disorders such a rosacea, leading to fluctuation of vision, foreign body sensation, burning, eye fatigue and blurry vision. Dr. Waring takes a holistic approach with advanced ocular surface optimization program to treat all aspects of blepharitis including an advanced digital lid analysis and lipiflow.
Eye Floaters and Eye Flashes:
Floaters impact vision, with specks or strands drifting across your field of vision. The cause behind the condition may be serious, and if you have a sudden onset of floaters and flashes of light, it could indicate a retinal tear or retinal detachment, which must be treated at once.
Called “KC,” this is a progressive bilateral condition affecting the strength cornea, leading to visual impairment. Various treatments can involve strengthening the cornea with corneal crosslinking, reshaping the cornea with intacs intracorneal rings, the use of special contact lenses, or in the most advanced cases, a corneal transplant. Dr. Waring is an internationally renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus and offers the only FDA-approved crosslinking treatment available.
If the pressure within your eye is too high, it can lead to permanent damage. Your eye pressure will be checked in a thorough eye exam. Many people with this condition eventually develop glaucoma, so the eye condition must be carefully monitored by a skilled ophthalmologist.
This is a very serious eye condition in which the light-processing tissue at the back of your eye separates. Your eye can no longer process the incoming information, and vision is lost. To treat this disease, the retina must be reattached through various methods, either laser or cryotherapy (freezing). In some cases, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to press the retina back into place, or to close a tear. Dr. Waring will refer you to a respected retina specialist in the event that a retinal detachment is diagnosed.
A condition in which the middle layer of the eye structure becomes inflamed. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical for this condition, as the complications can include vision loss. In some cases, a procedure called vitrectomy, in which some of the vitreous (the gel-like substance within the eye) is removed, may be an appropriate part of the treatment to alleviate the condition.
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