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Eye Care Services in Weslaco
Thurmond Eye Associates utilize Laser Wavelight and Perfect Pulse technology to offer LASIK of the highest level of quality. With this cutting-edge technology, we can provide our patients with the fastest laser vision correction available in the United States. Our treatment can improve your sight in as little as 10 seconds. Additionally, WaveLight offers LASIK procedures to a broader range of patients thanks to its exceptional technology. Call us today to schedule a consultation!
A person’s risk of developing cataracts increases as they age. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 40. However, the most effective way to treat cataracts is through cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, intraocular lenses (IOLs) replace the patient’s natural lens. IOLs are an excellent way to improve your vision dramatically! Our wide selection of IOLs means the one that best meets your needs is sure to be available. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance choosing an IOL!
Due to increased pressure in the eye, or intraocular pressure, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness globally. The symptoms of glaucoma don’t appear until irreversible damage has been done to the eye. The disease has no cure, and vision cannot be recovered after it has been lost. However, glaucoma can be treated to slow or stop its progression. Especially if you have a family history of glaucoma or have general health concerns, it is essential to have your eyes examined once a year once you reach the age of 40.
Age-related macular degeneration-related blindness becomes more prevalent as we age. AMD is characterized by a slow deterioration of central vision that occurs with aging. In the event that you begin to lose your sight, everyday activities such as driving may become difficult. While you may not initially experience total vision loss, symptoms like blurred vision and color blindness may develop over time. There are two types of AMD: dry and wet. Currently, dry AMD, the most common type, cannot be cured, but its progression can be slowed with treatments. A rapid loss of vision could be experienced by those with wet AMD. However, medications and laser surgery can usually treat wet AMD if it’s detected early enough.
For your vision to remain healthy, you should have routine eye exams. Some certain conditions or diseases affect your eyesight in ways you might not be aware of right away. You can prevent eye diseases by having your eyes examined regularly. It is vital for individuals at high risk for developing eye conditions to have their eyes examined regularly. Despite not experiencing any issues with your vision, you are at risk of losing it.
The retina is affected by diabetic retinopathy as a direct consequence of diabetes. Adults in the United States are most likely to suffer from this condition, as they do not typically notice any symptoms until they lose their vision. In the absence of treatment, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness in both eyes. Blood vessels in the retina may swell or leak as a result of diabetic retinopathy. Type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or both, can cause diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy can be detected by an annual eye examination that dilates the pupils.