Ocular Diseases Treated at Lake Mary Eye Care
Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, and many more are all common ocular diseases that the team at Lake Mary Eye Care treats and manages on a daily basis.
Our goal is to not only make sure that your eyes are seeing well today, but to make sure that they see well for years to come. Eye conditions such as Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy can steal vision away unnecessarily. With early detection and treatment, vision loss can be minimized.
Many ocular conditions tend to run through the family, so make sure to call and schedule an appointment today.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage may be caused by abnormally high pressure in your eye; however, Glaucoma can also occur in patients with normal or even low eye pressure.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It is important that people with a family history get tested because family history is a significant risk factor for glaucoma. Other risk factors include age, diabetes, high blood pressure, myopia, a history of steroids, a history of eye trauma, and a thin cornea. Some patients have no risk factors. Once a patient has damage from Glaucoma, it cannot be reversed. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is in an advanced state. Early detection is important.
Testing for Glaucoma
Proper testing would include:
- Intraocular pressure
- Scanning of the structure of the optic nerve with an OCT machine
- Visual field studies usually with a Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
- Gonioscopy to check the drainage system of the eye
- Pachymetry-a measure of the corneal thickness-a thin cornea increases the risk of Glaucoma
Treatment for Glaucoma
Many patients diagnosed with Glaucoma will only require an eye drop before bed while others may require multiple drops, laser, and/or other types of glaucoma surgeries. If detected early and treated properly, most patients will maintain vision for life.
Our office has the best current technology for the early detection of Glaucoma. We treat and manage patients every day with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Pigmentary Glaucoma, Pseudo-exfoliation Glaucoma, Normal-Tension Glaucoma, Low Tension Glaucoma, and other types of Glaucoma as well.
If you feel that you need to be tested or would like for us to manage your existing glaucoma, click here to request an appointment.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that gets worse over time. It's the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people over age 60. It happens when the central portion of your retina, called the macula, degenerates.
Macular degeneration causes loss in the center of your vision. In dry macular degeneration, the center of the retina deteriorates. With wet macular degeneration, leaky blood vessels grow under the retina.
Symptoms and Treatments for Macular Degeneration
Blurred vision is a key symptom. Diagnosis can be made with a quick photo of the macula in an eye doctor’s office. An OCT scan of the retina, which is also done in an eye doctor’s office, can determine if the condition is “Dry” or “Wet”. A special combination of vitamins and minerals (AREDS formula) has been shown to slow the progression in patients who have moderate to advanced macular degeneration. We can determine the stage of your disease and make proper recommendations. For the “Wet” form, an injection can be performed to slow and sometimes reverse lost vision.
In our office, we use the best equipment including an Optos Machine for quick screening. This allows us to determine who will need further in-office testing. If further testing is needed, we will proceed with retinal photography with our Zeiss Retinal Camera and then scanning the retina with state-of-the-art Optovue Avanti Wide-Field OCT. These quick, in-office tests allow our office to provide excellence in the treatment and management of Macular Degeneration. Click here to request an appointment.
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that may cause vision loss and blindness in people who have diabetes. With early detection and proper treatment and management, most patients will maintain vision for life.
Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the retina in the back of your eyes. If you have diabetes, it's important for you to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Screening technologies such as Optos retinal screening are very helpful in the early detection of diabetic eye disease.
If any signs of diabetic retinopathy are detected on screening, then further testing including high-resolution photos and scanning of the retina with an OCT machine would be indicated. Scanning with an OCT machine allows the eye doctor to determine if there is any swelling of the retina which would likely need to be treated if present. Our office is well equipped to take care of you if you have diabetic retinopathy. Please click here if you would like to request an appointment.
Insurance and Payment Plan Information
We accept most major insurance plans including Medicare and, if needed, we also provide a payment plan option called Care Credit. Care Credit provides a no-interest payment plan if paid in full within 6 or 12 months. Care credit can be used to pay for services and/or products such as glasses or contact lenses. You can enroll online at carecredit.com
It's always a pleasure to visit this office. I was able to walk in today to order a pair of prescription sunglasses, and got my computer glasses fixed (mechanic issue) . Ashley (the lady help fit glasses) is always very patient and considerate. Highly recommended!Yang Li
I recently visited the office of Dr. Love and was VERY impressed. The staff was friendly and helpful and Dr. Love was both professional and knowledgable. I could not help but notice the cleanliness of the office. They sprayed my hands when I entered, and checked my temperature. All of the staff were wearing masks. Every piece of equipment was spotless and was meticulously cleaned between patients. I could not have had a better experience with this office full of wonderful, caring individuals.Mary Rose
The staff is great and helpful. Dr. Love listened to my requests and gave me the best plan for my eye care. I can't say enough, however, about Ashley. She is always prepared for my visit and has great frame options for me in my favorite color. They always fit my face perfectly. She is AMAZING!Kelli Boyer
As always from the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile. Everyone you come in to contact with here are very professional and friendly making it a pleasant experience. I have recommended this facility and will continue to do so. Very caring environment.Linda Goodall