Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects the optic nerve. Without treatment, glaucoma can lead to a gradual loss of peripheral vision and eventually lead to blindness. Karwoski Family Vision has the latest technology to diagnosis, treat and manage the disease.
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) the degeneration of the macula which is responsible for our central vision. This disease causes problems with reading and seeing faces. Karwoski Family Vision uses the latest technology to assist in the diagnosis and management of this disease. Taking supplements, wearing sunglasses and changing lifestyle behaviors can help reduce your chances of getting AMD.
A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. This causes trouble driving at night, double vision and colors fading. Early symptoms may be improved with glasses but once the cataract starts to interfere with daily activities, surgery will need to be considered. This is when the cataract is removed and replaced with an artificial implant. Karwoski Family Vision works with local surgeons in comanaging this procedure.
Diabetic Eye Disease Management
Anyone with diabetes should have an annual dilated diabetic eye exam. Diabetes can cause diabetic retinopathy which is a condition that affects the small blood vessels in the eye. This can cause a decrease/fluctuation in vision. If not treated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Karwoski Family Vision recommends annual dilated eye exams to anyone with diabetes or at risk for it. A diabetic report with be sent to their doctor.