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Posted on 06-09-2017

Common Eye Diseases

A comprehensive eye exam is as much about eye health as it is about correcting your vision. At Vision Source Castle Hills, our San Antonio optometrist makes a check for eye disease a part of every eye examination. Early treatment is the key to preventing serious damage or blindness with many eye diseases, and finding the early signs of eye disease is the only way our San Antonio eye doctor can be alerted to your eye health needs. 

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Optometrist in San Antonio Talks About Common Eye Diseases

Once our optometrist in San Antonio has checked your vision and determined your prescription for correction, he'll move on to a series of tests for certain, common eye diseases. Among the most common diseases he'll look for are:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration San Antonio

In addition, Dr. Trevino will sit down and talk with you about any symptoms you might be having for eye conditions not connected to specific diseases. For instance, you may be suffering from computer vision syndrome or dry eye, both of which can be treated with a combination of lifestyle changes and prescription medication. 

Treating Common Eye Diseases

If our doctor diagnoses an eye disease in the very early stages, he may decide to watch and wait before advising any treatment. With modern testing techniques, he can often find signs of disease long before you feel any symptoms. Once the disease progresses, he'll prescribe medication such as eye drops, designed to slow down the progression of your eye disease. In some cases, that's all the help your eyes need.

If an eye disease progresses further, surgical treatment might be called for. With cataracts, we can advise a replacement lens procedure. Some diseases respond well to laser surgery, often done right in the office. The timing of your treatment will depend on the speed at which your disease develops.

Need an Eye Doctor in San Antonio?

Saving your eyesight from eye disease begins with having regular eye examinations. If you haven't seen an eye doctor in at least a year, call our office for an appointment at 210-988-9519.

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