Other Medical and Surgical Services Offered at Raleigh Ophthalmology
The cornea is often called the “window” into the eye, and is the clear structure that covers the front part of the eye. The cornea has many important functions, and can have a dramatic impact on your vision if it is damaged or injured. The corneal specialists at Raleigh Ophthalmology are experts in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a wide variety of corneal and anterior segment conditions, including dry eye, keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy, and many others.
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The structure of the eye is similar to that of a camera. The front of the eye consists of the Cornea and Lens which focus light into the eye, similar to the lens of a camera. The light is then absorbed by the Retina, which acts as the film of a camera. The retina is a thin membrane-like structure that lines the inside of the eye. It processes the light, and then sends a signal through the Optic Nerve, which is the “wire” that connects the eye to your brain.
Pediatric Eye Care
Your child may be nearsighted (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia) or have astigmatism. It is important that children who need glasses, wear them full time when they are young to develop good, three-dimensional vision. If your child cannot identify alphabet letters because of age or development, here is a link to pictures that can be reviewed at home before the vision test at the eye doctor. Visit our optical shop to learn more about our selection of pediatric frames.
Dry Eye Syndrome is the lack of lubrication or moisture in the eyes related to the tear film and production of natural tears. This syndrome can be caused by factors including the natural aging process, cold medicines, contact lens wear, and certain environmental factors. If you have a dry and scratchy feeling or a burning sensation, you may be experiencing dry eyes. In order to determine if you are suffering from this syndrome, it is important to make an appointment for an evaluation with our dry eye specialist.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Sometimes called the “silent thief of sight”, glaucoma can damage your vision gradually, so you don’t notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. Glaucoma is an eye condition that develops when too much fluid pressure builds up inside of the eye. This increase in pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve persists untreated for long periods of time, glaucoma will cause loss of vision that could lead to blindness. Most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain from this increased pressure. For this reason, it is important to have regular routine eye exams, so that glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated before long-term visual loss occurs.