Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive & Cataract Surgery
The eyes really are a window to the rest of the body as much as they are to the world. A simple eye examination can reveal many of the most common or even the most rare medical conditions. For example, did you know that certain eyelid changes are associated with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that may otherwise go undiagnosed for years? Or that sometimes the only way to tell if there is inflammation or an infection in the body is to look into the eye!
Also, many eye conditions are silent, only manifesting in symptoms once it is too late to prevent permanent vision problems. For example, by the time a peripheral vision deficit is noticed in glaucoma, already at least 25% of the nerves responsible for vision have been permanently damaged! And there are many signs of diabetic retinopathy in the eye that require treatment to prevent vision loss before one would notice a change in vision. Therefore, please don’t wait to go to the ophthalmologist. We are here to make sure you can always use your eyes as a window to our most beautiful world.