Eye Disease Management at Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear
Eye diseases can significantly impact our daily lives, affecting our vision and ability to perform essential tasks. Common eye problems include refractive errors, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and keratoconus. Technological advancements and treatment options have made managing these conditions more precise and effective. Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear in Owasso, OK can help with any vision issues you may experience.
Refractive errors encompass myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Corrective measures like eyeglasses, contact lenses, and surgery can effectively address these issues and provide clear vision.
Age-related macular degeneration is a degenerative eye disorder primarily associated with aging. It can damage the central vision required for tasks like reading and driving. However, early diagnosis and cutting-edge technologies enable timely treatment and significantly improved outcomes.
Cataracts cloud the eye's lens and are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. While cataract surgery is a common and effective treatment, barriers like insurance coverage and lack of awareness prevent many individuals from receiving proper care. Co-management between optometrists and surgeons can help overcome these obstacles and ensure patients receive appropriate treatment.
Diabetic retinopathy causes progressive damage to the retina's blood vessels and impairs vision. However, early detection and prompt treatment, including injectable drugs and other interventions, can prevent further damage and preserve vision.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve and is traditionally associated with increased fluid pressure inside the eyes. However, recent findings suggest glaucoma can occur even with normal eye pressure. Therefore, regular glaucoma testing, which includes pressure measurement and detailed retinal scans, enables early detection and intervention, protecting against vision loss.
Eye Disease Management and Treatment
At Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear, optometrists offer various services and treatments, including prescribing medications, urging diabetic patients for appropriate treatment to prevent diabetic eye diseases and co-managing cataract surgery, and providing lifestyle changes and nutritional programs for macular degeneration. Additionally, we offer guidance and treatment options for managing inflammatory conditions, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
Expert Optometrist Care in Owasso, OK
Schedule an optometrist appointment at Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear in Owasso, OK, and allow us to help you conquer your eye disease today. You don't have to live with pain and discomfort; we want to preserve your vision before it's too late. Call our office at (918) 272-3937 to learn more.