Glaucoma Treatment services by Aarti Pandya, MD today: Dr. Aarti Pandya is a board certified ophthalmologist with extensive experience treating a range of eye conditions and performing a wide range of laser vision correction procedures, including LASIK and cataract surgery. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before being accepted to UNC’s School of Medicine at Chapel Hill at the age of 19. Find additional details on Aarti Pandya MD.
Cataract vision loss is a life-altering experience that impacts the simplest of everyday activities like driving your car at night or walking around on a bright sunny day. As the eye’s natural lens clouds with cataracts, the world around you can become blurred, distorted and dull. If you have cataracts and are interested in learning more about how cataract surgery can improve your vision (and your life), we’d like to welcome you in for a consultation with Dr. Aarti Pandya. Your eye care and wellbeing is our priority from the moment you walk through our doors.
What Exactly Is It? Diabetic retinopathy typically affects both eyes and causes progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The high blood glucose levels associated with diabetes can cause serious damage to the blood vessels. And your eye is home to the most intricate network of blood vessels in the body. If you have diabetes long enough, you will eventually develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy. We cannot overstate the importance of routine eye exams as the best method to protect your long-term vision health if you suffer from diabetes.
Once our team assesses the full extent of your condition, we can design a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique condition. In some cases, artificial tears (eye drops) can provide sufficient relief. Behavior modifications such as taking more frequent breaks from your computer at work or avoiding air conditioning can help relieve your symptoms. For optimal eye health, we recommend a diet rich in omega-3 foods (e.g., salmon, nuts, flaxseed oil) or supplements.
Our glaucoma patients receive the best of care at the hands of our eye care specialists and friendly support staff. If you or a loved one is suffering with glaucoma, we’d like to help. The term “glaucoma” actually refers to a series of eye related conditions, notably open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. Who Is at Risk? If you are over the age of 40, you are at greater risk of vision deterioration, and therefore more susceptible to glaucoma and other eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. But age is just one of a number of glaucoma risk factors.