Eye Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

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Visions of Washington focuses on improving your quality of life by putting high importance on detecting, diagnosing, and treating eye issues. No matter which Visions of Washington location you visit, you’ll be met with compassionate care, experienced professionalism, and advanced technology.

Eye Exams Are the Key to Early Detection

Many eye diseases cause permanent vision loss. But a few of them don’t cause any noticeable symptoms until the vision loss becomes quite severe. The best way to catch eye diseases in their early stages is through regular eye exams.

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Common Eye Diseases & Issues

Glaucoma


The optic nerve is responsible for transporting information from the eyes to the brain. Glaucoma is a range of conditions that cause cumulative damage to the optic nerve, usually due to high intraocular pressure. In most cases, glaucoma develops very slowly over several years and gradually steals the peripheral and eventually, if not treated, the central vision. Read more about glaucoma.




Cataracts


As you get older, the proteins in your eye’s natural lens restructure, causing the lens to become progressively cloudy. This is called a cataract. As the cataract continues to develop, it gets harder and harder to see sharp detail. Eventually, cataracts need to be replaced with artificial lenses through surgery. Read more about cataracts.




Age Related Macular Degeneration


The macula is the small area of the retina used for central vision that allows you to see details like words, numbers, and faces. Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is a condition that causes permanent central vision loss by damaging the macula. Dry AMD occurs when fatty deposits called drusenaccumulate beneath the macula, damaging the cells. Wet AMD occurs when weak or damaged blood vessels in the retina start to leak fluid. This leakage can cause scar tissue to develop, which damages the macula. Read more about age-related macular degeneration.




Keratoconus


Keratoconus is a condition that causes the cornea to thin and bulge outwards, rather than maintaining its natural round shape and uniform thickness. The changes to the cornea can distort vision, as well as causing other issues, like difficulty wearing contact lenses. Read more about keratoconus.