Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Calgary

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Proper ocular care can catch a surprising number of health problems. Regular eye exams are a must to safeguard your health and protect your vision. Discovering eye problems early can help with successful treatment.

If we discover signs of eye disease, we can help. Our excellent team uses cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat many eye diseases. Visit us so we can help protect your vision.

Eye Diseases We Watch For

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes damage to the optic nerve. It is often called the “silent thief of sight” as it’s the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but often has a lack of symptoms until vision damage has already occurred..

Many types of glaucoma are caused by fluid retention in the eye, which raises intraocular pressure. This is measured during an eye exam by a tonometry test. Treatments can include eye drops and surgery.

Cataracts occur when the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Anyone can get cataracts, but they are especially common in people over 60.

You may notice cataract symptoms such as blurred or hazy vision that won’t go away. If they are mild, a new glasses prescription may clear up your vision. But if they get worse, surgery may be required.

The macula is the middle part of the retina and is responsible for clear and detailed central vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the macula breaks down, causing central vision problems. However, peripheral vision is rarely affected.

There are 2 types of AMD: wet and dry. The dry form is milder and more common, where vision deteriorates over time. Wet AMD is caused by bleeding or leakage and progresses rapidly. The best prevention for age-related macular degeneration is a healthy lifestyle.

Conjunctivitis is commonly called pinkeye and is marked by red, swollen eyes that feel itchy, are watery, and have a pus or mucus discharge. There are 3 general causes of conjunctivitis: allergies, irritants, and either viral or bacterial infections.

Good hygiene is critical for overcoming conjunctivitis. It can be contagious, so stay home if you’re able, and definitely keep children home from school and activities. Medicated eye drops may offer relief.

Catch Problems Fast with Your Optometrist’s Aid

Keep alert for eye diseases with the help of our team. If we can catch the problem, we can put our knowledge to use to help treat you. See us regularly for checkups to keep your vision healthy.

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  • Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2

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  • Calgary, Alberta T2J 7G9

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  • Calgary, Alberta T2K 6H2

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