Eye Care Services
In the United States, about 12 million people over the age of 40 are affected by vision impairment, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Various eye conditions commonly affect people, and among the long list of them are refractive errors, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.
The good news is that corrective measures applied by eye care doctors can improve vision for most people, although surgery is required in some cases. With the right level of treatment, most eye ailments can be slowed down significantly if not completely cured.
Do you notice changes in your vision? Then it may be time to give your ocular health some importance!
For further information, contact us at 973-877-5534.
The Ophthalmology department at Saint Michael’s eye care hospital comprises a team of board-certified eye physicians and surgeons dedicated to treating the patient and not just the ailment.
The Areas of Expertise of Our Eye Care Specialists
Cataract: Treating cataracts is a surgical procedure, and it is among the easily available and economical medical procedures available in the United States. However, the lack of awareness and underlying issues with insurance coverage usually impedes the progress of the treatment.
Following detailed consultations with the patients, we schedule examinations to perform the surgical removal and replacement of the new lenses to cure the patient’s vision impairment caused by cataracts.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a progressive condition that degrades optic nerves, eventually causing vision loss. While it is true that there is no known cure for it, timely treatment can slow it down significantly.
Our team of certified ophthalmologists not only prescribes the right medication and surgical interventions but also helps make impactful lifestyle changes to help the patient cope with glaucoma.
Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a degenerative eye condition that affects diabetic patients, eventually causing a bilateral vision loss. Early diagnosis is paramount to help patients take steps to protect their vision. The damage to the eye typically progresses through four stages, beginning with mild blockage in the retinal vessels and moving to advanced blockage.
Our team of ophthalmologists synergizes with patients’ diabetes care plans to deliver treatment through anti-VEGF medication and, if needed, laser treatment and eye surgery.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): AMD is a disorder of the eye that is often associated with aging. Among people over the age of 60, AMD is the leading cause of visual impairment.
Our team of ophthalmologists at St Michael’s eye care center helps senior patients combat AMD through regular eye examinations. We also recommend healthy diets and exercise regimens.