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Your eyes play a big role in everything you do, and when an eye problem or vision issue develops, the toll it takes on your life and your daily routine can be surprising. As a leading optometrist in Plano Texas, The Plano Eye Care Center offers comprehensive eye services, from complete eye exams, prescription services, and contact lens fittings to diagnosis and management of eye conditions and diseases. Understanding the most common types of eye problems is important for ensuring you get the care you need as quickly as possible to prevent permanent vision loss or eye damage. Here’s what you should know.
Dry eyes can be caused by long hours of close-up work or be staring at a computer for long periods of time, activities that can prevent you from blinking as often as you should. They can also be caused by problems with your tear film or the way your eyes produce or distribute tears across your eye surface. Artificial tears may help in some cases, but since dry eyes can eventually cause damage to your corneas, you should schedule an eye exam to determine the underlying cause so it can be treated.
Red or bloodshot eyes are usually a symptom of an irritating condition or an eye infection. Dry eyes and eye strain also can cause your eyes to appear red or bloodshot, and so can exposure to fumes, chemicals, and other irritants. You can try eye drops to soothe your eyes and rest can also help. If redness persists or if it's accompanied by intense itching, you should schedule an appointment right away to look for signs of infection.
Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases, usually occurring when the pressure inside the eye rises beyond normal levels. Without prompt care and ongoing management, glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and cause permanent blindness. Fortunately, most cases can be treated with special eye drops or with simple procedures to lower the intraocular pressure.
Cataracts develop when your eye's natural lens becomes cloudy and opaque, usually as a result of age-related changes. Cataracts won't clear up on their own; you'll need to have the lens removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Dr. Correa can refer you to a top eye surgeon and provide follow-up care right here in our office.
The retina is the light-sensitive area at the back of your eye. Retinal problems often cause symptoms like dark spots in your field of vision or bright, flashing lights. Without prompt treatment, you can have a permanent loss of sight. Treatment will depend on the cause and can include medication and surgery. Some retinal disorders are chronic and require ongoing management to enjoy optimal vision.
Eye problems can affect anyone, but some people are more prone to specific types of eye problems than others. Seeing your eye doctor at the first sign of a vision problem or other eye-related symptom is the best way to prevent more serious complications that can cause permanent damage and vision loss. Dr. Correa is recognized as a leading eye doctor in Plano TX, providing advanced diagnostic services and treatments for patients of all ages at The Plano Eye Care Center. If you have a problem with your vision or your eyes, don't delay treatment. Contact the office at 972-964-3937 and schedule an eye exam today.
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