Eye Disease Treatment at Huseman Eye Care, your West Des Moines Eye Doctor
At Huseman Eye Care, we provide comprehensive care for all of your eye care and vision needs. When you turn to our West Des Moines Eye Doctor, you'll work hand-in-hand with a trusted, dedicated professional with the most advanced treatments for eye disease treatment. If you feel your vision has changed, or you are suffering from headaches, eye pain, or other vision-related concerns, call our office for an eye appointment.
Common Eye Diseases and Treatment Options
Huseman Eye Care offers comprehensive vision and eye health services. We treat or can recommend care for all types of needs including the following.
Glaucoma occurs when the amount of pressure in the eye builds to unsafe levels. Over time, this can cause damage to the optic nerve, leading to loss of vision. Glaucoma symptoms are often few at first, but over time may include:
- Blurry vision
- Tunnel vision or a loss of vision along the outside edges of the eyes
- Eye pain
Glaucoma treatment will be specific to the severity of the condition. For some, the best glaucoma treatment is one that lowers pressure in the eyes through medications, but eye drops and surgical procedures may be necessary.
Macular degeneration is an age-related condition that involves the slow deterioration of the macula, or the central area of the eye. It helps you to read and watch television. It is a leading cause of vision loss in older people. Typical symptoms may include:
- A slow progression of vision loss
- Difficulty driving, watching TV, or reading
Treatment for macular degeneration may include injections to the eye to treat abnormal vessels.
Cataracts are a very common condition in which a film develops along the front of the eye or the cornea. This lens clouding is commonly associated with aging. In it, a breakdown of proteins in the cornea cause this to film to form. This limits vision. It is the most common cause of blindness in the world. Common symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
- Foggy-like vision
- Light from the sun or other glaring light is too strong
- Colors may not be bright.
The most common solution is cataract surgery. Advanced laser cataract surgery is a very effective treatment, but other treatments may be available.
Those with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. The condition occurs as the blood vessels in the eyes breakdown, limiting blood flow. Common symptoms include:
- Changes in color
- Dark areas of vision
- Blurry vision
- Vision loss
Treatment here often involves treating the high glucose levels that cause this condition. Medication is often the first treatment.
Chronic dry eye is a common condition in which an insufficient production or no production of quality tears occurs, drying the eyes. This is often caused by a blocked tear duct or poor production of tears. Symptoms include:
- Red eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Eyes that seem dry and painful
Medicated eye drops are the first step in treatment. In some cases, limitedly invasive procedures can help to reduce the blockage and improve tear production.
Schedule an Eye Exam with Your Eye Doctor in West Des Moines Today
Call Huseman Eye Care for an appointment. Our eye doctor in West Des Moines works with all people and welcomes new patients. Call our team today for any type of treatment you need at (515) 278-1653.