Focused On Healthy Vision
Some of the ways in which we can help our patients enjoy healthy eyes and clear vision include the following examination treatments which we can provide at our EyeCare Center in Wichita Falls, TX.
Treatment for dry eyes, irritated eyes or excessive tearing
Irritated eyes and excessive tearing are just two expected side effects of a common condition known as dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome can be caused by a variety of things, from taking certain medications to using a computer for too long without breaks. Fortunately, treatment is usually fairly simple. Firstly, we will make some recommendations for lifestyle changes that you can make that will help improve your symptoms. This could include reducing your use of contact lenses, using a humidifier to stop the air from getting dry where you work or sleep, or changing your medication.
In addition to this, we can recommend a number of different treatments that may help to alleviate your symptoms. They include the use of artificial tears, prescription eye drops, warm compresses on the eyes, punctual plugs, meibomian gland expression, and Lipiflow. Our team will be happy to talk you through what is involved with each treatment option and advise which is most appropriate for you and why.
Treatment of eye infections
There are many different types of eye infection that can affect us. They include viral, fungal and bacterial. Some, such as conjunctivitis, are very contagious. Most common bacterial eye infections can be treated fairly easily using a combination of antibiotic eye drops or other topical treatments and a commitment to keeping your eyes clean. Take care to clean your eyes using saline solution several times each day, using a separate cotton pad for each eye so that you do not cross-contaminate them. Fungal eye infections must be treated by prescription antifungal medication as directed by our team, while in most cases, viral eye infections will clear up of their own accord.
Treatment of eye allergies for patients of all ages
Our eyes are very sensitive and when we suffer from our allergies, which can happen at any age, often our eyes are one of the key things that are affected. The easiest way to treat eye allergies is to avoid or limit contact with the allergen that is causing the problem. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. The good news is that we are able to treat eye allergies with eye drops and medicine. This includes artificial tears, decongestants, oral antihistamines, corticosteroids and in some cases, immunotherapy. Again, our team will be able to advise you which treatment is most suitable for you.
Removal of foreign bodies from the eye
Most of us have found that we have something lodged in our eye at some point during our lifetime. In many instances, we can remove these ourselves with our fingers or by flushing our eyes with water. However, some instances of a foreign object in the eye are more serious and require professional assistance. We can help and will do everything possible to safely remove the object and limit the effect that it will have on the health of your eyes or your vision.
Treatment of eye injuries and arrangement for surgical care
Eye injuries can occur when we least expect them and if they are painful or we can’t see properly, it is easy to panic. It is important not to interfere with your eye but instead come into our offices so that we can assess what damage has been caused and what we can do to help. We are experienced in treating a wide range of different eye injuries and will work to resolve your trauma as quickly and painlessly as possible while ensuring we do everything that we can to preserve the health of your eyes and your vision. Where necessary, we can arrange surgical care and talk you through the process of eye surgery
Diagnosis and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration
Eye diseases are extremely common and most of us will experience at least one significant eye disease during our lifetime. Some of the most common include:
a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve of your eye and can lead to total vision loss if it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly.
This condition is characterized by the clouding of the natural lens of the eye and is principally related to aging. There is no cure, but treatment is possible.
a complication that occurs in patients with diabetes, damage occurs to the retina which can lead to blindness.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects a tiny part of the retina at the back of your eye, called the macula. AMD causes changes to the macula, which leads to problems with central vision
Our experienced and knowledgeable team can diagnose each of the conditions listed above and more, enabling you to get started with the treatment you need to preserve your vision and ensure that your eyes stay healthy for as long as possible.