Eye Diseases

The expert team at Grove Eye Care diagnoses and treats eye diseases ranging from dry eye and conjunctivitis to more serious diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

When diagnosed and treated early, many eye diseases can be controlled so patients can preserve their eyesight.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. It most often occurs in people over age 40. People with a family history of glaucoma, African Americans, and those who are very nearsighted or diabetic are at a higher risk of developing the disease.

The most common type of glaucoma develops gradually and painlessly, without symptoms. A rare type occurs rapidly and symptoms may include blurred vision, loss of side vision, seeing colored rings around lights and pain or redness in the eyes.

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Cataracts

A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Depending on its size and location, it can interfere with normal vision.  Symptoms of cataracts include blurred or hazy vision, difficulty distinguishing between certain colors, sensitivity to glare from lights, particularly when driving at night and seeing multiple images.

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” is the inability of one eye to see details. It is the most common cause of vision problems in children.  Symptoms may include an eye that turns in or out, eyes that do not appear to work together, inability to judge depth correctly, and poor vision in one eye.  Amblyopia often goes undetected by parents and pediatricians of young children because the child is functioning normally by using the better seeing eye.  Your Grove Eye doctor can provide more information about diagnosing and treating lazy eye.

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Conjunctivitis

Commonly called “pink eye,” is caused by a contagious virus or bacteria. Your body’s allergies to pollen, cosmetics, animals or fabrics often bring on allergic conjunctivitis, and irritants like air pollution, noxious fumes and chlorine in swimming pools may produce the chemical form of conjunctivitis.  If you are experiencing symptoms of conjunctivitis your Grove Eye optometrist can diagnose the cause and prescribe effective treatment.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America. It results from changes to the macula, a portion of the retina that is responsible for clear, sharp vision, and is located at the back of the eye.  Symptoms include a gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark or empty area appearing in the center of vision.   Patients experiencing any of these symptoms should schedule an appointment for our doctors to provide a thorough examination.

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Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition. Often, dry eye is part of the natural aging process but can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems, medications, a dry climate, wind and dust, Traumatic Brain Injury, or general health problems like arthritis.

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We also treat eye diseases including:

Diabetic Retinopathy
Vitreous Detachment
Retinal Detachment
Optic Atrophy
Iritis/Antrior Uveitis
Ocular Migraine

Acanthamoeba
Blepharitis
Keratoconus
Ocular Hypertension
Retinitis Pigmentosa

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