Eye Conditions that We Treat in Pasadena, California
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Dealing with an eye condition is not easy, but the team at California Oculoplastics and Retina in Pasadena is here to support you every step of the way and help you find the treatment you need to regain clarity. Nearly half of American adults worry about going blind more than they worry about losing their memory, their ability to walk, or their ability to hear. Unfortunately, 30% of those who were surveyed admitted they do not take proper care of their eyes.
The truth is that even those who do receive regular eye exams and are diligent about their eye health can be prone to eye conditions. Eye conditions can be triggered by a variety of sources, including overexposure to UVA and UVB light, high blood pressure and unhealthy glucose levels, insufficient exercise or malnourishment and unhealthy eye pressure. If you believe you are experiencing eye conditions, we are here to find the treatment you need.
Some of the conditions we can help treat include:
- Macular degeneration: This is the leading cause of vision loss and occurs when the center of the retina deteriorates. Blurred vision is one of the main symptoms.
- Posterior vitreous detachment / floaters: These detachments happen when the vitreous gel that fills the eye separates from the retina. It leads to blurry shadows that make it more difficult to see and causes flashes of light.
- Diabetic retinopathy: This condition causes damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissues at the back of the eye. It is common in individuals with diabetes and those with high blood pressure.
- Retinal detachment: This is a complicated condition that occurs when the retina pulls away from the tissue around it. It is what happens when a retinal tear advances, and it can lead to flashes of light and eventual vision loss.
- Retinal vein occlusion: This is a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina, which is the layer of tissue at the back of the eye responsible for sending nerve signals to the brain.
- Macular hole: This is a small break in the macula that is located in the center of the retina. Symptoms include blurry and distorted vision as well as a dark spot in the central vision.
- Macular pucker: A macular pucker is scar tissue that forms on the eye's macula. The macula is so important because it is the location where important images are created and sent to the brain for interpretation. Symptoms of a macular pucker include blurry vision and a gray area in the central vision.
- Uveitis: Uveitis describes a group of inflammatory diseases that causes swelling and damages the eye tissues. Symptoms include eye redness, eye pain, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision. If left untreated, it can lead to issues like optic nerve damage and even permanent vision loss.
- Retinal tears: The retina is the inner lining of the eye, which is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that is responsible for helping you see. When tears form in the retina, it puts an individual at risk of retinal detachment and can even lead to vision loss.
- Epiretinal membrane: An epiretinal membrane is a thin sheet of fibrous tissue that can develop on the surface of the macular area of the retina, which can cause the vision to be disrupted.
- Central serious retinopathy: This condition occurs when fluid accumulates behind the retina in the eye. It can cause sudden or gradual vision loss if left untreated.
- Cataract surgery complications: If you have developed a cataract, which is a clouding of the clear lens of your eye, and have suffered complications from a surgery that was meant to heal it, our team can address the issue and help to correct it.
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