Seeing well is an important part of most people’s every day lives. That’s why partnering with an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you trust is key. Ophthalmologists perform eye examinations as well as diagnose eye infections, diseases and defects. At Manhattan Medical, our ophthalmologist can also perform surgery to correct eye imperfections. In general ophthalmologists provide prescriptions for contacts and glasses as well. The eye doctor at Manhattan Medical takes special care to understand the importance of vision in each patient’s lives and provide the best care so that they can see well. He has a special expertise in pediatric ophthalmology as well.
Manhattan Medical provides ophthalmology services to a wide array of patients from young children to mature adults. Services include:
• Emergency eye care
• Eye examinations
• Treatment for eye infections
• Treatment for eye diseases
• Contact and eyeglass prescription fulfillment
There are several infections, diseases and conditions that can affect the human eye. Following are some of the most common.
Macular Degeneration: a breakdown of the eye’s macula, a small area in the retina, that causes blurriness and distorted vision, which occurs with age.
Cataracts: a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens that causes your eye to become like a window that is frosted or yellowed.
Detached and torn retina: Sometimes a person can have a small tear in their retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye, which causes blurriness because the retina is not working well.
Diabetic retinopathy: is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina which can cause small bulges, leaks, leaks, swelling, and closing of blood vessels in the eye.
Dry eye: some people don’t produce enough tears to keep their eyes comfortable and healthy, which can cause additional problems.
Floaters and flashes: Some people see floaters which can be described as small dots, specks, strings or clouds and flashes which can be described as flashing lights, lightning streaks or stars.
Glaucoma: a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve, which sends signals to your brain so you can understand what you’re seeing, by causing pressure to build up and damage to nerve fibers.
Infections:a variety of bacterial, fungal, or viral conditions that may cause the eye to become pink, irritated, produce discharge, blur vision, have pain, or become sensitive to light.
If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition or think you may have an eye infection, please call Manhattan Medical today to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist.
D. Freeley, MD