The gift of sight is precious. At Regional Eye Center we would like to thank you for entrusting us with the privilege and responsibility of caring for your eyes. Maintaining your good ocular health is important to us and part is this process is education. We have provided these educational videos to give our patients a better understanding of some of the more common eye diseases and disorders we diagnose and treat in our practice.
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To better understand the diseases and disorders of the visual system, we will first examine the basic anatomy of the normal eye.
Common Causes of Blindness
Learn more about some of the most common causes of blindness in the US, including cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration and how we diagnose and treat these conditions.
Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Learn more about recognizing cataracts symptoms, protecting your eyes and understanding the state of the art cataract surgery options Dr. Tu provides.
How does diabetes affect vision? What does diabetes mean for eyesight? Learn more about eye problems resulting from diabetes including diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading contributor to blindness for adults in America
Glaucoma refers to a category of eye disorders often associated with a dangerous buildup of internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP), which can damage the eye’s optic nerve – the structure that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. It is especially dangerous because it can cause severe damage without producing any symptoms. Learns about how we us cutting edge technology to diagnose and treat this potentially blinding disease.
Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images.
This is a partial list of the some the more common eye disease we diagnose and treat at Regional Eye Center. These videos provide an excellent description of these conditions and symptoms you might experience as well as treatment options.
The most common vision disorders we encounter in healthy eyes are myopia (nearsighted), hyperopia(farsighted), astigmatism and presbyopia. These focusing problems are often corrected with glasses, contact lenses and even laser surgery.
Protecting Your Eyes
If you work in a hazardous environment like a construction zone or workshop, or participate in ball sports or extreme sports—sturdy, shatter-and-impact-resistant eyewear is a must. This is particularly important when considering eye protection for both children and adults. Did you know…
- Nearly half of traumatic eye injuries relate to ball sports
- 45% of these occur in children under the age of 14
- 90% of these are preventable
Polycarbonate is a lens material that is widely used for shatter-and-impact resistant lenses, and when combined with sturdy frame materials, makes for formidable eye protection. There are hazards of sunlight and bright light that are harder to understand; namely, ultraviolet rays (UV) and Glare (extreme brightness). Protecting your eyes from these distracting, even dangerous elements is equally important to eye protection.