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Information Regarding Common Eye Diseases and Treatment


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Eye diseases and emergency eye exams can be scary, but they don’t have to be health-threatening if you work with the team at Prince William Eye Associates. With regular, thorough exams, we can provide the best treatment for Manassas-Woodbridge, VA residents.

Glaucoma


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During a glaucoma exam, we’ll typically perform four tests to check all aspects of your eye health:

  • Ophthalmoscopy — Your iris will be dilated so we can check the color and shape of your optic nerve.
  • Tonometry — A quick puff of air is applied to your eye to test inner eye pressure.
  • Retinoscopy — We’ll determine if the angle where the cornea meets the iris is closed, narrow or open.
  • Pachymetry — We use this test to measure the thickness of the cornea.

Unless treated in a timely manner, glaucoma can lead to severe vision loss or legal blindness. For glaucoma treatment, Manassas VA residents are given eyedrops to lower intraocular pressure. We may also recommend laser trabeculoplasty, a noninvasive procedure that drains excess fluid out of the affected eye.


Cataracts


When protein clusters (cataracts) accumulate in the eye lens and prohibit light from reaching your retina, your vision becomes cloudy and you won't see colors as brightly.

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Since cataracts develop slowly over time, most people don't realize they have cataracts until their vision is tested during an eye exam.

If you need cataracts treatment in Manassas, Prince William Eye Associates can perform thorough cataract removal surgery. A noninvasive procedure performed as outpatient surgery, cataract removal involves replacing the eye lens damaged by cataracts with an intraocular lens. The intraocular lens restores your vision clearness immediately.



Dry Eye Syndrome


When eyes are chronically irritated by dryness due to blocked tear glands, arthritis, diabetes or other disorders, eye drops called “artificial tears” are often prescribed that can relieve the stinging and itchiness of dry eyes. If you need dry eyes treatment, you can also consider inserts filled with lubricating ingredients that can be placed inside your lower eyelid. The insert releases lubrication continuously to prevent eye dryness.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Generally diagnosed in elderly people, macular degeneration affects the macula, or middle part of the retina, by inhibiting its ability to perceive images clearly. Although macular degeneration can produce significant vision impairment, it rarely causes complete blindness.

Although there is no cure for ARMD, another type of macular degeneration called wet macular degeneration can be treated with several medications. To begin eye degeneration treatment, we’ll examine your eyes to determine whether an abnormal growth of blood vessels caused your wet macular degeneration, or if it’s due to fluid accumulation at the back of the eye. We can then prescribe medications to either prevent further growth of blood vessels or to relieve fluid build-up behind your eye.

Emergency Eye Care


When certain eye conditions require emergency eye exams, Manassas, VA residents trust Prince William Eye Associates to provide immediate treatment for scratched eyes, foreign bodies in the eye, sudden loss of vision, double vision, or increasing occurrences of floaters and/or flashers.

If you experience any of these symptoms or need to schedule an appointment for an eye exam, please contact our Manassas office at 703-361-6151.

 
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