Here at Jewell Eye Inc., we are dedicated to caring for common (and uncommon) eye conditions.
Many eye conditions can affect how well you can see. Without prompt treatment, you may lose your vision. Sometimes it does not come back.
The following are some common diseases for which to watch out. If you think that you may have a problem, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Amblyopia is also known as lazy eye. It is a loss or lack of development of vision that occurs generally in just one eye. Lazy eyes are generally found when children are young.
Since the brain develops a pathway to vision during early childhood, it is really important to diagnose lazy eye during that time. The brain may choose to ignore the weaker eye, focusing on the stronger one, unless treatment is started early. It is recommended that all children have eye examinations when they are around three to look for this problem. If there is a family history of lazy eye, children need to be monitored even earlier.
Blepharitis, inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes, is the most common problem that we see. It is an infection caused by poor eyelid hygiene. It can also accompany an allergic reaction or result from any abnormalities with the oil gland.
Blepharitis can’t be cured. Instead, you need to closely monitor it so that you can control the disease. Good hygiene is important, and any problems with your oil gland need to be fixed.
Cataracts are when your eyes’ lenses become cloudy. This can really affect your vision. It is actually the world’s leading cause of blindness and a common condition that results from aging.
Cataracts get worse over time. At first you will be able to see clearly, but as the cataract grows it becomes harder to see and perform normal tasks. When first diagnosed, you may need to wear stronger eyeglasses. However, as the disease progresses you may need to have surgery. It is one of the most commonly done procedures and is very successful.
Computer Vision Syndrome gets its name because it comes from spending hours in front of a computer screen. Sufferers may have pain in their necks and shoulders, blurry vision, headaches, and even watery eyes.
Computer Vision Syndrome occurs because of bad posture, dry eyes, eye-muscle coordination issues, and poor vision. Your regular glasses are not the best when you work on your computer because of the distance the computer screen is placed from you. It is not far away, but nor is it close. It is considered intermediate. Special glasses are designed for computer work and may help you immensely.
Dry Eye Syndrome means that a person does not have enough tears to moisten, clean, and protect their eyes. Without enough tears, your eyes will suffer. When you blink, your tears wash dirt, dust, and other microorganisms out of your eyes. When you don’t have enough tears, your eyes will feel dirty. They may burn and you may be sensitive to light. Your vision can become blurry. It is really important to see a doctor quickly if your eyes are drier than normal.
Strabismus is also known as crossed eye. It is a condition where your eyes are not lined up correctly because the muscles around your eyes are not working correctly or together. One or both of your eyes can turn in, out, up, or down. You may also have one eye that moves differently than the other.
Strabismus is usually diagnosed in children. It is not preventable or curable, but with treatment you can avoid any complications. It is important to see a doctor if your child’s eyes look in different directions. Even if you notice the symptoms only occasionally, it is important to get them checked out.
Our entire staff is dedicated to the health of your eyes. We are here to help you as quickly as possible so that you can avoid any potentially harmful side effects. Our office is equipped to diagnose problems quickly and efficiently so we can start treatment right away.
If you have any questions about the conditions above or would like to have your eyes checked, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (508) 481-8279.