Eye Health and Disease Management

You’re probably familiar with the old saying that the eyes are the window to the soul. What is undoubtedly true as well is that your eye health reflects your overall health. Many health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, can affect your eyes, making proper treatment and ongoing eye health management essential. Other issues, like cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration, can be treated and managed with proper care.

Ongoing medical and technological advances have made diagnosing and treating many eye conditions more effective than ever before. The doctors at Somerset Ophthalmology are friendly, knowledgeable and ready to discuss your treatment options with you.

Cataracts: A clouding of the lens of the eye or its surrounding transparent membrane that obstructs the passage of light. This cloudiness can cause a decrease in vision and may lead to eventual blindness.

Macular Degeneration: Progressive deterioration of a critical region of the retina called the macula. This disorder can lead to irreversible loss of central vision, although peripheral vision is retained. Vision may be gray, hazy or distorted in early stages.

Glaucoma: Any group of eye diseases characterized by abnormally high intraocular fluid pressure. This can lead to a damaged optic disk, hardening of the eyeball and partial to complete loss of

Strabismus: A condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.

Floaters: one or more spots that appear to drift in front of the eye, caused by a shadow cast on the retina by vitreous debris. Most floaters are benign; however the sudden onset of several floaters may indicate serious disease.

Retinal Detachment: A separation of the retina from the retinal pigment epithelium in the back of the eye. In most cases retinal detachment develops slowly.