Education Is Power
The Cornea & Keratoconus Center services we provide at our Hudson Valley practice give us a chance to optimize your results with an individualized care plan. It is important to understand the basics of your ocular condition in order to make the right treatment choice. For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Gordon, contact Palisades Laser Eye Center today.
If you suffer from presbyopia and do not qualify to undergo other procedures, monovision can help improve your eyesight with contact lenses, refractive surgery, or intraocular lenses. Monovision involves focusing your dominant eye for distance vision and your non-dominant eye for near vision. If you have trouble seeing up close, monovision treatment can help you focus more clearly. Your brain does need some time to adjust to the difference in your eyes, but monovision can be incredibly successful for the right kind of patient.
The lens in your eye is designed to capture images, focus them on your retina, and send it to your brain. As you age, the proteins in these lenses can clump together and cloud your vision, putting you at risk for severe vision impairment. An untreated cataract can lead to blindness. Difficulty seeing at night or differentiating between contrasting images, or seeing blurry or hazy images can be symptoms of cataracts. Cataract surgery is the only way to eliminate cataracts and involves removing your affected lens and replacing it with an artificial lens, or IOL.
The buildup of internal eye pressure can damage the eye's optic nerve, which acts as the major transmitter of visual information to the brain. Intraocular pressure is referred to as glaucoma and can eventually lead to vision loss if left untreated. Because glaucoma can go undetected, without signs or symptoms, it is important to attend your regular checkups, where your optic nerve will be checked for irregularities.
The inability to see sharp images at all distances, or presbyopia, is one of the many effects of aging on your eyes. Virtually everyone suffers from presbyopia as they age, and begin to experience les refined vision by the age of 40. Oftentimes, a pair of reading glasses or mild prescription can help alleviate the symptoms of presbyopia. LASIK and other laser vision correction surgeries can correct this condition.
Keratoconus occurs when your cornea thins and begins to bulge into a conical shape. The cone-like shape deflects the light entering your eye, distorting your vision. Progressive nearsightedness and irregular astigmatism can develop from Keratoconus, which can further affect your vision. Overexposure to UV rays from the sun and poorly fitting contact lenses can cause Keratoconus, but the Palisades Laser Eye Center can provide comprehensive eye care treatments to improve your condition.
If you are a prospective patient interested in one of Dr. Gordon's treatments, or a physician interested in utilizing our cutting edge comprehensive eye care facility, we urge you to contact our Hudson Valley office today. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is looking forward to helping you.