Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which cause damage to the optic nerve that carries images from the eye to the brain; there are often no symptoms and very rarely pain associated with this disease. Once damage has occurred the loss of visual field can never be recovered; however, if the condition is detected early enough it is possible to slow the progression of development with medical and surgical means. While there is no cure for glaucoma, early diagnosis and continuous treatment can preserve eyesight.
Diabetic Eye Care
Eye care maintenance is extremely important for diabetics due to the risk of diabetic retinopathy, which is the damage to the retina caused by diabetes and can eventually leads to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy affects up to 80% of patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more, and research indicates that at least 90% of these cases could be helped with early detection, proper treatment and regular eye exams. Diabetic retinopathy can be managed several ways, but most importantly, diabetics should have a dilated eye exam every year to stay proactive with their eye health.
Dry Eye Relief
Dry eye is a somewhat common condition, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Contact lenses, certain medications and medical conditions can all cause impaired tear production, with the result of dry eyes. A treatment regimen can be created to offer relief by determining severity through diagnostic testing and a thorough eye examination. There are multiple causes for dry eye, so knowing the cause is critical in guiding the treatment plan.
What is LATISSE™?
At Bellevue LASIK & Cataract we are offering a more permanent approach to enhance the eyes. LATISSE™ is a product that lengthens, darkens and thickens the eyelashes. It is applied several days per week in the same way that eyeliner is applied, and you will see a difference in your eyelashes after one month. Your eyes will look better-defined, and your new lashes may even reduce your dependence on mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow.