Your eyes are spectacularly capable organs, but their tissues are also extremely fragile. Diseases can affect the eye just as readily as any other part of the body, so it’s good to have ready access to our skilled team at Mills Eye Care. Our Mooresville NC optometry clinic can check your eyes to diagnose eye diseases and then recommend the proper course of treatment before those diseases can do serious harm to your eyesight.
Macular degeneration is an age-related problem that strikes the tissues of the retina that process your central vision. Left untreated, this disease can make it difficult or impossible for you to see objects directly ahead of you. We can prescribe lifestyle or nutritional changes that can help keep it under control. More advanced cases may also benefit from injectable medications.
Blepharitis is a chronic eyelid inflammation which may be triggered by eyelash mites, blocked oil glands, and other issues. We can help you manage this irritating condition by administering eye scrubs and prescribing treatments to keep your eyelids and eyelashes clean.
Glaucoma typically occurs when excess eye pressure does permanent damage to the fibers of the optic nerves. Fortunately, we can manage this condition by prescribing eye drops or oral drugs to reduce fluid production in the eye or increase the eye’s ability to drain fluid. We can also refer you for laser surgery, if necessary, to enhance the eyes’ drainage abilities.
Pinkeye is the colloquial term for conjunctivitis, or inflammation of the membrane that covers the white of the eye. Common symptoms include a pink or red discoloration, eye discomfort, eyelid swelling, and a thick or thin discharge from the eye. We can determine whether your pinkeye is viral, bacterial, or allergic in nature and prescribe the appropriate remedies to help you recover.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic eye disease occurs when diabetes damages the retinal blood vessels, destroying retinal tissues and causing bleeding inside the eye. We can recommend a course of treatment that includes controlling your diabetes and limiting blood vessel leakage.
Cataracts are opaque masses in the lens of the eye that impair vision, sometimes to the point of blindness. We can monitor your cataracts, prescribe corrective lenses to compensate for vision issues, and co-manage cataract surgery if necessary.
Get the Help You Need for Eye Diseases and Other Conditions in Mooresville
Eye diseases are just some of the many eye conditions and syndromes we can help you with at Mills Eye Care. Call our Mooresville clinic at (704) 664-9121!