Eye Conditions and Eye Disease Co-Management
Contact our eye clinic if you're experiencing any unpleasant or unusual eye symptoms, no matter how small they may seem.
We believe in proactive eye care, which is why we encourage our patients to book a consultation or eye exam with Dr. Shazeen Ali in Austin.
Have a look at some of the common eye conditions and diseases we treat and manage below.
Eye Conditions in Austin
When you have farsightedness (hyperopia), you can see distant objects clearly, but nearby objects may appear blurry. In most cases, farsightedness is present at birth and tends to run in families. The condition can be easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Astigmatism is a condition that causes images to appear distorted due to the irregular curvature of the cornea or lens. Luckily, all of these refractive errors can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery like LASIK (which we co-manage with an excellent eye surgeon).
Presbyopia is age-related farsightedness and is considered a natural part of the aging process that often begins in a person's 40s. People with presbyopia may find it difficult to read small print or clearly see near objects. Presbyopia treatment often consists of prescription glasses or contacts to correct vision.
A person with myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, sees distant objects as blurry or out of focus, such as the board in a classroom, the television, or the clock on the wall. During your eye exam, the eye doctor will note a negative sign such as -1.00 or -2.25 to indicate myopia, which can be corrected with corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Dry eye syndrome is caused by insufficient tear production or low-quality tears. Common dry eye symptoms include dryness, itchiness, redness, and irritation.
At Ranch Road Vision Source, we offer a range of treatments, including punctal plugs, to help manage and alleviate dry eye symptoms. Our optometrists will work with you to diagnose the root cause of your dry eye symptoms and create a treatment plan tailored to your vision needs.
Don't let the discomfort of dry eye syndrome impact your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with us in Austin today.
If you’d like to learn more or have any concerns, book an appointment at Ranch Road Vision Source in Austin today.
Eye Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
By using advanced technology, we are able to diagnose and treat diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy with increased precision. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. As a result of Ranch Road Vision Source, our eye doctor is capable of treating diseases that previously had few treatment options.
Eye Disease Management in Austin
Glaucoma is a devastating eye condition that leads to permanent vision loss when left untreated. The condition is caused by damage to the optic nerve, usually due to a buildup of fluid within the eye that leads to increased eye pressure.
Despite the severe consequences, the early stages of glaucoma typically show no symptoms, making regular eye exams crucial.
At Ranch Road Vision Source, we use the latest optical technology to diagnose and manage glaucoma.
Well-managed cataracts can prevent permanent vision loss. Our team of eye doctors specialize in cataract co-management, ensuring that patients receive high-quality pre- and post-operative care.
From the initial diagnosis to post-surgery follow-ups, we’ll create a plan that meets your vision requirements, so that you can see the world clearly again.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye disease that causes central vision loss. Wet macular degeneration is more severe than dry macular degeneration and causes abnormal blood vessels to grow under the macula and leak fluid into retinal tissue. Macular degeneration symptoms include blurry vision, poor central vision, dark or empty spots in the center of your vision and distorted vision that causes straight lines to appear wavy. Macular degeneration treatment typically includes close monitoring, eye injections or photodynamic therapy.
This serious eye condition affects people with diabetes and results in vision loss if not managed properly. It’s caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the retina’s blood vessels.
At Ranch Road Vision Source, we test for diabetic retinopathy using the best diagnostic technology on the market. We also offer various treatments to help prevent further vision loss.
Call Ranch Road Vision Source to book your eye exam today!