Family EyeCare Center, P.C.
Optometrists & Contact Lens Specialists located in Pella, IA
If you suffer from conditions like macular degeneration, keratoconus, or glaucoma, you need eye disease treatment from an expert like Kevin Jones, OD, at Family EyeCare Center, PC, in Pella, Iowa. Dr. Jones is well-known as an expert in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, and he's ready to help with everything from early detection to long-term management of chronic eye disease. Book an appointment online or by phone today.
Eye Disease Treatment Q & A
Eye disease doesn't always cause symptoms, which is why it's often identified during comprehensive eye exams. As your eye disease progresses, you might suffer from problems like:
- Blurry or hazy vision
- Blank or dark spots in your vision
- Dimming of colors
- Decreased vision
- Halos around lights
- Any sudden vision change
- Increased need for light to see
- Eye pain
- Change in eye appearance
If you experience any major changes in your vision or eye health, see Dr. Jones for an exam as soon as possible.
In many cases, Dr. Jones finds the early signs of eye disease during a comprehensive eye exam, long before you even notice any symptoms. That's one of the main reasons why annual eye exams are so essential for all ages!
With most common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts, Dr. Jones can perform certain diagnostic tests if you have specific symptoms indicative of an eye disease.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Jones views your eye's inner structures under high magnification (a slit lamp exam) in addition to checking the eye surface in detail. He may also take images of the back of your eye to check for serious eye disease. Some of the eye diseases that Dr. Jones routinely screens for include:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
Dr. Jones might observe signs of Fuchs' dystrophy or other eye diseases during your slit lamp exam, too.
Eye disease treatment at Family EyeCare Center is customized for the disease. With progressive eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts, Dr. Jones focuses on delaying the progression of the disease and preserving your vision. This may involve prescription eye drops, oral medications, supplements, eyewear changes, lifestyle changes, and other personalized care.
If your eye disease progresses to advanced stages, Dr. Jones might suggest specialized care, such as injected medications, laser treatments, or eye surgery. If you need this type of advanced care, Dr. Jones can refer you to an ophthalmologist, a medical doctor who specializes in complex eye care. Dr. Jones will co-manage your care to help you maintain good eye health and vision.
Book your appointment online or call Family EyeCare Center to get your eye disease screening and treatment now.