The best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases
do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could
prevent vision loss. Here at Chicago Eye Specialists we offer a full
range of care, here are just a few.
A damaged optic nerve and a diminishing field of vision result from glaucoma.
MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD):
An estimated 13 million Americans have signs of this sight-threatening disease, the world's number one cause of blindness.
Diabetes causes retinal degradation that can be sight-threatening.
Eye injuries and diseases such as keratoconus are among reasons why you might need a cornea transplant, which uses healthy tissue from an eye donor to repair damage to the eye's clear surface.
THYROID EYE DISEASE/GRAVE:
Swelling in the orbital tissues which causes the eye to be pushed forward -- referred to as exophthalmos -- which can make Thyroid Eye Disease sufferers appear to have a wide-eyed or bulging stare.