Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Riverside

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Eye diseases are tricky to spot without the help of a trained eye care practitioner. By having regular eye exams, your doctor can help detect these issues before they cause permanent damage to your vision.

If you believe you are at risk of developing an eye disease, don’t hesitate to request your next eye exam today! We’re ready to help you find the management strategies you need to preserve and protect your vision.

Common Eye Diseases & Conditions

Cataracts occur when your clear crystalline lens becomes denser and more opaque, resulting in a cloudy or milky film that can impair your vision.

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your eye doctor may recommend wearing glasses or contacts to mitigate the issue. However, the only way to effectively treat cataracts is by having cataract surgery.

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases patients face across the country. An estimated 3 million Americans live with different types and degrees of glaucoma, all of which have the potential to damage vision permanently.

Glaucoma generally occurs when you’re producing more intraocular fluid then your eyes are draining. When this happens, your intraocular pressure (IOP) rises, eventually leading to damage to the optic nerve. However, glaucoma can still occur even without raising IOP levels.

There are 3 common types of glaucoma:

  • Open-angle glaucoma occurs when the drainage angle between your iris and cornea remains open, but not enough intraocular fluid is being drained or your eye is producing too much fluid, resulting in higher IOP levels. Higher IOP places pressure on the optic nerve, leading to vision loss.
  • Closed-angle glaucoma, sometimes known as angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the drainage angle of your iris and cornea closes. When this happens, your IOP levels can rapidly rise, leading to sudden vision loss. Closed-angle glaucoma is considered a medical emergency and requires immediate attention.
  • Normal-tension glaucoma occurs even when IOP levels are low. It is detected by observing your optic nerve through a comprehensive eye exam.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in patients 55 years of age and older.

AMD deteriorates your macula, which is responsible for your central vision, affecting your ability to read, drive, or even recognize faces.

There 2 common types of AMD:

  • Dry AMD occurs when small deposits called drusen begin to form underneath your macula. These deposits slowly deteriorate your macula, eventually leading to vision loss.
  • Wet AMD occurs when delicate blood vessels begin to form underneath your macula. These blood vessels can break and leak fluids onto your macula, resulting in rapid vision loss. Wet AMD is less common than dry AMD, but it’s responsible for the majority of AMD-related vision loss. Wet AMD is considered to be a medical emergency and requires immediate attention.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the retina become damaged due to higher levels of sugar in your bloodstream.
When this happens, your retina may attempt to create new vessels to help continue blood flow. However, these vessels are quite delicate and can leak fluid onto your retina, which can cause vision loss.

Conjunctivitis (pink eye or red eye) is a common eye condition that causes irritation, redness, and discharge.

There are 3 common types of conjunctivitis:

  • Allergic conjunctivitis occurs as a reaction to allergens. Over-the-counter eye drops and allergy medication can help mitigate this issue, but please consult your doctor before treating your symptoms.
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis is highly contagious and should be managed with antibiotics. Please speak to your eye doctor to obtain treatment before it spreads.
  • Viral conjunctivitis is very contagious, but just like the common cold, it needs to run its course. Symptoms should begin to dissipate over a couple of days. If you are experiencing prolonged symptoms, please consult your optometrist for help.

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Our Location

Both of our locations can easily be found right across the street from The Home Depot, bordering the 91 Freeway at Indiana and Madison. Our entrances are one-way only, so if you’re driving East-bound, take the first entrance with the one-way sign on your left. If you’re driving West-bound, use your second entrance to your right.

We offer plenty of parking in front of our clinics, with disabled-parking options available.

Our Address

7379 Indiana Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

Contact Information

Phone: (951) 684-7822
Fax: (951) 977-8075
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
10 AM7 PM
Wednesdays
10 AM7 PM
Thursdays
10 AM7 PM
Fridays
10 AM7 PM
Saturdays
8 AM3 PM
Sundays
Closed

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