Ocular Disease Specialist

Eyecare Leaders

Optometry located in Fuqua, TX, Pearland, TX & Houston, TX

If you have an ocular disease or systemic conditions that cause issues with your eyes, you need professional, specialized care. The team of experienced optometrists at Eyecare Leaders offers the highest level of management for ocular disease. Call any of the three locations in Fuqua, Houston, and Pearland, Texas, to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Ocular Disease Q&A

What is ocular disease?

When you don’t have visual clarity or thriving eye health, you can be suffering from an ocular disease. It covers a wide range of issues, with some causing temporary symptoms and others causing lasting damage.

Ocular disease doesn’t always present obvious signs in the early stages. That’s why you should maintain routine visits with the team at Eyecare Leaders. They have the expertise to detect any early signs of ocular disease and can prescribe customized treatment and care for your condition.

What are the most common ocular diseases?

Refractive errors

Refractive errors are the most common eye problem in America. They include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, occurring between the ages of 40-50. 

Your optometrist can correct these conditions with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.

Age-related macular degeneration

When the macula inside your retina breaks down, you suffer from macular degeneration. The condition can cause issues that can range from blurry vision to blindness. 

Dry age-related macular degeneration progresses slower than the wet version. Although no treatment can reverse dry eye, the team at Eyecare Leaders can guide you on how to prevent it with a healthy diet and weight loss. On the other hand, injections and laser therapy are successful options for treating the wet form of degeneration.

Diabetic retinopathy

People with diabetes can develop this condition when high blood sugar attacks the blood vessels inside the retina. If it goes untreated, your retina can grow new blood vessels resulting in rupture, bleeding, and scar tissue. 

Diabetic retinopathy can also cause retinal detachment. However, the professionals at Eyecare Leaders can help manage your condition to preserve your eye health and vision.

Other forms of ocular disease include cataracts, glaucoma, amblyopia, and strabismus.

How is ocular disease managed?

To manage your ocular disease, your provider first gives you a complete evaluation, which may include dilation and diagnostic imaging. The Eyecare Leaders team uses cutting-edge technology to accurately diagnose and provide preventive care and management for your condition.

Consistent monitoring of your eye health can be one of the most effective ways to manage your eye health. Monitoring allows your eye doctor to watch for any progression of eye disease and treat it immediately.

You can also slow or stop ocular disease with lifestyle changes and certain treatments. For example, dietary changes for a person with diabetes can produce effective results, or if you have wet age-related macular degeneration, your optometrist can give you special injections.

To learn more about ocular disease and how the professionals at Eyecare Leaders can help you manage it, call the location nearest you or book your appointment online today.