General eye conditions
alleviate your eyes and other eye conditions
Many people suffer from common optical conditions brought about by their daily activities or genetic inheritance. At Aslett-Kurica Eye Center, we help you manage your eye conditions and reduce irritation for general comfort and optimal sight. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn how you can better your eye health.
dry eye syndrome
Some people do not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable. This condition is known as dry eye.
Dry Eye Symptoms Include:
Stinging or Burning Eyes
Stringy Mucus in or around the Eyes
Difficulty Wearing Contact Lenses
Excessive Eye Irritation from Smoke or Wind
Dry eye, which is caused by aging and certain medication consumption, can be treated in several ways. Prescription or over-the-counter artificial tears can help with your dry eyes. Dry eye treatment may also include punctal plugs if artificial tears do not relieve the problem These plugs help your eyes conserve tears by preventing them from draining out of your eyes too quickly. Call us today if you are suffering from dry eye and let us tell you about an exciting new therapy that will reduce your discomfort!
Our eyes are one of the most sensitive and exposed organs of the body. While tears constantly wash our eyes, they can’t always remove all airborne allergens such as pollen or pet dander. These allergens can cause irritation and redness on a regular basis.
what are eye allergies?
Eye allergies are no different than the allergies that affect our sinuses. Eye allergens tend to be airborne and most frequently include pet dander, pollen, dust, and even some medications. When an allergen comes in contact with your eyes, your body releases histamine, a chemical produced in reaction to a substance that our immune system cannot tolerate.
symptoms of eye allergies include
Redness and Itching Under the Eyelash
When you have eye allergies, the best method of treatment is prevention. As avoiding your allergens is not always possible, topical treatments are available to help control symptoms. As eye infections often have the same symptoms as allergies, it is important to talk to your eye doctor when you are experiencing any of the above symptoms.
eye floaters and flashes
The small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision are known as floaters. You can most often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or a blue sky. Floaters are tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, or the clear fluid, in your eye. Floaters can appear as different shapes such as dots, circles, lines, clouds, or cobwebs.
what causes floaters?
When people their reach middle ages, the vitreous gel may begin to thicken or shrink, forming clumps or strands inside the eye. The vitreous gel pulls away from the back wall of the eye, causing a posterior vitreous detachment, floaters for short.
posterior vitreous detachment is more common for people who:
have undergone cataract operations
have had YAG laser surgery of the eye
have had inflammation inside the eye
The sudden appearance of eye floaters can be alarming and a warning sign of an issue within your eye. See your ophthalmologist immediately if you suddenly develop new floaters, especially if you are more than 45 years old.
Strabismus is a visual condition in which your eyes don’t always look in the same direction. It is common for one eye to look straight ahead while the other turns inward, outward, upward, or downward.
Strabismus is most commonly found in children, however, it is possible to develop the condition later in life.
While the exact cause of strabismus is unknown, treatment is both available and successful. It is recommended that children have their vision checked before the age of four by their pediatrician, family doctor, or ophthalmologist to test for strabismus and other visual conditions. After a complete eye examination, an ophthalmologist can recommend treatment in the form of special eyeglasses, surgery, or ocular exercises.
Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of your eye. You can experience uveitis suddenly with redness and pain, or sometimes with blurring of your vision. If your eye is sore and red, have it examined as soon as possible by an ophthalmologist. Treatment includes eyes drops, especially steroid and dilatating eye drops that will reduce inflammation and pain. Oral medication or injections may also be necessary.
symptoms of uveitis include:
blurring of vision
redness of the eye