With their young age, children may require special care when it comes to maintaining their visual health. Since their delicate eyes are still developing, they are at a greater risk of developing vision problems. Let your trusted pediatric eye care specialist from Elite Vision Care discuss some of them and our recommended management.
Right now, glaucoma is the world’s second leading cause of vision loss. In fact, this condition is the main reason behind more than 10% of all reported cases of blindness. This is why Elite Vision Care wants to promote awareness and understanding of this condition. To start, your reputable eye doctor answers the top questions about this disease. [Read more…]
Many choose to use contact lenses because of the many visual benefits they offer, like better eye clarity, comfort, and convenience. With the various types available on today’s market, you may feel overwhelmed about finding the right pair for you. Let Elite Vision Care discuss four important factors you should consider. [Read more…]
Much has been said about the effects of the environment on your visual health, especially since your eyes are constantly exposed to the elements. It has been established that seasonal shifts cause various eye conditions. That said, the ongoing changes in the climate may exacerbate these environmental and eye health concerns. Let your eyecare specialist from Elite Vision Care talk about some of them in detail. [Read more…]
Young children may not be aware that they’re experiencing vision difficulties, which is why it’s so important to have them undergo regular eye evaluations. There are two methods commonly used for assessing childrens’ eyes: vision screenings and comprehensive eye exams. Here, your trusted pediatric eye care specialist explains the difference between these two methods: [Read more…]
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma are two eye condition that affect aging people and also are among the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Although they are different diseases, there are some connections between them that are important to understand. Here, your expert eye doctor from Elite Vision Care sheds light on the connection between AMD and glaucoma: [Read more…]
The widespread use of technology has made its way into your children’s lives. While digital devices offer your children many educational and developmental benefits, they may also cause visual health problems. Here, your trusted eye center, Elite Vision Care, share some tips for protecting your children from digital eye strain: [Read more…]
Your eyes produce fluids, also known as aqueous humor, to help maintain intraocular pressure (IOP). Structural irregularities, however, may prevent your eyes from draining these fluids appropriately, leading to fluid buildup. This can lead to glaucoma. For your understanding, your expert eye doctor from Elite Vision Care discusses the two general classifications of this disease.
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (Wide-Angle)
The space between your cornea and iris forms an angle where a spongy mesh channel is located. This is ideally where your eye fluids drain. With open-angle glaucoma—the most common form of glaucoma—this structure becomes inefficient at emptying the aqueous humor, leading to uncontrolled fluid accumulation and high IOP.
Although this type of glaucoma is typically asymptomatic in its early stages, without prompt treatment, it can eventually result in optic nerve compression and damage and can also cause problems to the image translation process. We may prescribe eye drops to lower IOP as part of your glaucoma treatment to prevent the disease’s progression.
Angle-Closure Glaucoma (Narrow-Angle or Closed-Angle)
Obstructions or structural irregularities may cause the angle between the iris and cornea to become restricted. This may lead to faulty eye fluid draining, resulting in abnormally high IOP and glaucoma.
Eye doctors consider angle-closure glaucoma a medical emergency because its progression occurs faster than the open-angle type. Symptoms include dilated pupils, severe headaches, and distorted vision. We may perform traditional or laser surgery to help drain your eye fluids.
For more information about the types of glaucoma, turn to Elite Vision Care. We also offer premier dry eye treatment, high-quality eyewear, and more. Call us at (281) 205-0002 or fill out our form to request an appointment. We provide reliable eye care services to families in League City, TX, and the surrounding areas.