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CONDITIONS

 

We treat many conditions at Fort Collins Family Eye Care. If you are experiencing symptoms of any of these conditions or would like even more information, let us know. We'd love to be able to answer any of your questions and help you find relief.

 

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. It occurs when there is damage to the retina and can be diagnosed though a comprehensive exam. Although there is no cure for macular degeneration, early detection can help slow its progression.

 

Cataracts

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts are a very common condition that can be related to the aging process. 

 

Diabetic eye carE

Because the retina is made of tiny blood vessels, it is important to monitor your retina regularly when you have diabetes. A disruption in the blood vessels in the retinal can cause many different conditions that can contribute to vision loss and blindness. 

 

Dry Eye Disease

There are several types of dry eye disease which can make life very uncomfortable due to poor tear production. While some forms can be treated with medication or drops, some forms of dry eye disease can be treated with in-office procedures.

 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness and is caused by damage to the optic nerve. There are typically no warning signs for glaucoma which is why it is so important to have regular exams.

 

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a very common age-related eye condition that causes difficulty with close vision. Everyone tends to experience slight amounts of presbyopia as they age, however some more than others.

 

Pink eye

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the tissues of the eye often resulting in a pink/reddish appearance. It can be caused by several factors including irritants, allergies, bacteria and viruses. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can be fairly contagious, so it is a good idea to have your condition diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.

 

Floaters

Floaters are specks or shadows that float into your field of vision.

 

Strabismus

Strabismus (crossed eyes) is the condition where both eyes do not focus together. This can be caused by poor muscle control or farsightedness. Difficulties can include headaches, poor motor control or depth perception. 

 

 

Head Injuries

Head injuries can cause a wide range of vision problems. Because the pathways in the brain have been disrupted, the patient can experience blurred vision, sensitivity to light, problems focusing or many others. While the eyes have the ability to see clearly, the brain has a difficult time processing due to the trauma.  

 

 

Concussions

Concussions are a form of head injury that can cause a multitude of vision problems. Double vision, dizziness, increased glare and sensitivity to light are all visual problems connected with concussions. 

 

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy treats visual conditions that cannot be treated with glasses or contact lenses. The Vision Therapist creates a unique plan for every patient to treat their particular needs. We offer vision therapy at our Vision Performance center.