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Eye Care Services in Edinburg
At Thurmond Eye Associates, we are proud to offer a state-of-the-art LASIK suite included with WaveLight lasers and ‘Perfect Pulse’ laser technology. This groundbreaking technology allows us to perform the fastest vision correction laser technology in the entire United States. You’ll be shocked to learn that we can correct your vision in less than 10 seconds. Our WaveLight refractive suite also allows for a much more extensive range of patients to be candidates for LASIK. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation!
For many people, cataracts are a natural part of aging. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and affect 22 million Americans over the age of 40. However, cataract surgery can effectively treat cataracts. Cataract Surgery replaces the eye’s natural lens with an artificial one called an intraocular lens (IOL). Depending on the IOL you choose, your vision could be better than ever! There are many different IOLs to choose from; if you’re unsure about what IOL might be best for you, contact us today!
Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the world. Sometimes referred to as the silent thief of sight, glaucoma shows no signs or symptoms until permanent damage to your vision has been done. It’s caused by a rise of pressure within your eye called intraocular pressure or IOP. Unfortunately, vision lost through glaucoma cannot be returned; and no cure for glaucoma has been found yet. However, there are treatment options to slow or stop glaucoma progression once it has been diagnosed. If you have any general health problems or a family history of glaucoma, it’s recommended to have your eyes checked every year once you turn 40.
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, commonly causes vision loss in those over 60 years old. This disease is directly associated with aging, as the central vision gradually degrades. When this happens, you may experience vision loss and not be able to perform everyday activities, like driving, safely. While you may not experience total vision loss at first, you may notice symptoms like fuzzy or blurry areas, faded color vision, and vision changes from day to day. There are two main types of AMD, wet and dry. Dry AMD is the more common of the two and has no known cure yet. However, Dry AMD can be treated to forestall its progression. Wet AMD is the other form of AMD that can lead to rapid vision loss. However, it can be treated with medication or laser surgery if caught early enough.
Eye Exams are crucial to making sure your vision stays healthy. Some eye diseases and conditions progress without any noticeable signs or symptoms until severe vision damage has occurred. By having your eyes routinely checked, you can ensure that your vision is healthy and eye diseases or conditions progress without your knowledge. Those with a higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions should have their eyes checked more frequently than others. Just because you may not be experiencing any disruptions in your vision does not mean that you aren’t at risk of losing your sight!
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases that can occur as a result of diabetes. It acts as one of the leading causes of blindness in American adults as it shows minimal warning signs until you begin to lose your vision. Diabetic retinopathy can affect vision in both eyes and can eventually cause blindness if not treated quickly. Diabetic retinopathy occurs due to an interruption of blood flow into the blood vessels in the back portion of the eye. There are also cases of diabetic retinopathy where new abnormal blood vessels grow on the retina’s surface, or blood vessels may begin to swell and then leak fluid. Those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at risk for developing Diabetic Retinopathy and should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.