West Hartford, CT
Diagnosis & Management
West Hartford, CT
Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
Early detection and timely management of eye diseases are critical to maintaining healthy vision. At SIGHT in West Hartford, we can detect a wide range of eye diseases and other conditions, often before you notice symptoms.
During a comprehensive eye exam, our experienced eye doctors use the latest technology to thoroughly examine your eyes and diagnose eye diseases in their early stages. If we detect an eye disease or other condition during your exam, we will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. We will explain all of your options and help you make informed decisions about your eye health.
Here are some of the eye diseases and conditions we can help diagnose and manage in our West Hartford office:
People with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to vision loss if left untreated. That’s why we offer diabetic eye exams to detect and diagnose diabetic eye disease as early as possible. During a diabetic eye exam at SIGHT, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and perform specialized tests to detect any signs of diabetic eye disease. If we do detect diabetic retinopathy or other eye conditions related to diabetes, we will recommend the best treatment plan for your unique needs.
Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the eyes don’t produce enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. Symptoms include itching, burning, and redness. Our doctors can diagnose the underlying cause of your dry eye and develop a customized treatment plan that may include artificial tears, prescription eye drops, or other therapies.
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye infection that can cause redness, itching, and discharge. Our eye doctors can diagnose the cause of pink eye and recommend appropriate treatment, which may include antibiotics or other medications.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which carries visual messages from the eye to the brain. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness. Our doctors can detect the condition in its early stages and recommend treatments such as eye drops, laser therapy, or surgery.
Cataracts are a common eye condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to decreased vision. The lens is normally clear and helps to focus light onto the retina at the back of the eye, allowing us to see clearly. However, over time, the lens can become cloudy due to a buildup of proteins and other substances.
Cataracts can develop slowly over time and often occur in people over the age of 60, although they can also occur in younger people. At SIGHT, our doctors can diagnose cataracts and work with you to determine the best treatment. If you need surgery, we will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist in the area. Our team will also provide post-operative care during follow-up visits to monitor your recovery and ensure the best possible outcome.
Certain medications can increase the risk of developing eye problems and diseases. Some medications can cause damage to the optic nerve, increase eye pressure, or affect the blood vessels in the eyes. Over time, this damage can get worse and eventually lead to conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Our team of eye care professionals can detect early signs of these conditions during a comprehensive eye exam. We will also ask you about any medications you may be taking and take a thorough review of your medical history. This will help us identify any potential risk factors that may be impacting your eye health.
Macular degeneration is a disease that gradually damages the macula, which is an important part of the retina responsible for clear central vision. While there is currently no known cure for macular degeneration, our doctors can diagnose the disease early on and develop personalized treatment plans to help slow its progression and preserve remaining vision.
Don’t wait until symptoms appear to take care of your eye health. Schedule an appointment with us today to stay on top of your eye health and catch any potential eye diseases early.