Conditions Treated By Our Gardena, CA, Ophthalmology Specialist
Eye doctors evaluate the overall health of a person. They identify eye problems with exams and state-of-the-art technology, and they can tailor an appropriate course of action for the condition. Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Mehrdad Aghai, at Century Eye Care, serving Gardena and the surrounding area, has experience diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions that can affect your quality of life.
Glaucoma is an eye issue that affects the optic nerve of your eye, which is the part that communicates with your brain. Unfortunately, this is the number one cause for blindness in people over the age of 60. Once you have glaucoma and it progresses, vision loss is permanent. Our ophthalmology specialist advises patients to visit the eye doctor regularly for an evaluation. Keep in mind, you may not experience tunnel vision, see halos, or have blind spots in the early stages. Treatment for glaucoma includes eye drops or oral medication to reduce pressure in your eye.
Cataracts cause clouding over the lens of your eye. As a result, you may feel like you're looking through a foggy window. You may develop a sensitivity to light or glare. You may also have difficulty seeing at night. Initially, your symptoms may be mild. However, as the cataract grows, your symptoms may become severe. In mild cases, a prescription for corrective eyewear is enough to correct your vision problem. As cataracts progress, the only way to preserve your vision is to have surgery.
Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of your eye. You may see halos around lights or have floaters in the eye. Colors may not look as bright when you have a retina problem. Some people have distorted vision. The treatment our ophthalmologist provides for you depends on your particular problem. For instance, patients with retinal detachment may surgery to repair the retinal tear.
Macular degeneration can lead to irreversible vision loss. You may have blurred vision, have trouble reading print, or be sensitive to light. Macular degeneration affects the macula, which controls the central region of your vision. Generally, the first course of action our eye doctor may prescribe is medication. If your symptoms are severe, we may recommend surgery to treat it.
Our Eye Care Services Can Preserve Your Vision