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Special Conditions

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure in the eyes, causing vision loss and blindness. African Americans and those over the age of 60 are especially at risk. During a comprehensive eye exam, a person's risk of glaucoma is evaluated in many ways, all of them painless and easy. During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. White will assess your eyes' pressures with a non-contact tonometer, Humphrey Field Analyzer,  photos of the back of your eye, and a manual exam. Glaucoma describes a group of diseases, and depending on the type, treatments differ from eye drops or surgery. Dr. White will carefully evaluate your condition before prescribing the most effective treatment. 

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Information for Healthy Vision: Glaucoma

Diabetes

Diabetics have unique health needs and risks, and going to the optometrist yearly, or as a medical doctor recommends, is important. The most serious risk for diabetics is blindness, caused by diabetic retinopathy or diabetic macular edema. Both of these conditions often cannot be detected by the individual until vision is lost permanently. Early detection of diabetic eye disease can reduce your risk of blindness by 95%.  In addition to preventing the loss of vision, the vascular system can be observed through a dilated comprehensive eye exam, which can help patients increase their total-body wellness. 

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Information for Healthy Vision: Diabetes

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss for those who are older than 50, especially Caucasion individuals and those who smoke. It causes a loss of vision from the center out. Dr. White can detect this health condition with a dilated retinal exam as part of your comprehensive eye exam. Treatment options for AMD include a vitamin regimen and self-monitoring. Some individuals with AMD may get injections.

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Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, affects the eye in unique ways. Individuals with this medical condition should be seen by Dr. White regularly to prevent loss of vision due to blood leaking out of vessels into the retina, called diabetic retinopathy. In addition to preventing vision loss, a comprehensive eye exam gives you and your doctors a picture of your total-body health. 

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How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

 

Hypertension