Eye Disease Treatment from Our Optometrist in Richardson
David R. Frazee, O.D. is an optometrist in Richardson with more than three decades of experience in eye disease treatment, management, and diagnosis. If you've been experiencing unusual eye/vision symptoms or if you have already been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition, our eye care team is here to serve you with the highest standard of care.
Common Eye Diseases and Treatment Options
There are many common eye diseases and conditions that we diagnose, treat, and help manage here in our office.
- Macular Degeneration - Macular degeneration is an eye disease that occurs when fatty deposits form underneath the retina, causing the macula to degenerate over time. This disease, if left untreated, can cause permanent vision loss. Some of the most common symptoms include sudden deterioration of vision, difficulty seeing in low light situations, and seeing spots in one's vision. Depending on the severity of the disease, vitamins/minerals or even surgery may be required to slow down the progression of this disease.
- Diabetic Retinopathy - An eye disease that exclusively affects those with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retinas become damaged as a result of blood sugar problems. When this occurs, vision can be distorted or even lost. While there is no outright cure for this eye disease, it may be managed laser surgery and better control of one's blood sugar levels.
- Pink Eye - Also known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is a common eye condition that occurs when the outer membrane of the eye becomes infected. This contagious eye condition can lead to symptoms such as eye redness and irritation, as well as itchiness and watery eyes. It can be treated with medicated eye drops.
- Glaucoma - Glaucoma is an eye disease that occurs when excessive pressure builds up in one or both eyes, thus pressing on the optic nerve and resulting in often-permanent vision damage. Screenings can detect glaucoma before permanent vision loss or even blindness occurs, and medications (such as beta blockers) can help to regulate eye pressure to prevent future damage.
- Cataracts - Foggy or cloudy spots that develop on the lens of the eyes are known as cataracts; these spots start off small but can grow to the point of severely impeding a person's vision. Early symptoms of cataracts include foggy/blurry vision and difficulty focusing. Depending on the size of cataracts, they can be treated with a surgical procedure that involves replacing the damaged lens of the eye with an artificial lens.
- Dry Eye - Dry eye occurs when the tear glands do not produce enough moisture, resulting in irritated and itchy eyes. We can treat dry eye in our office with a variety of methods, including medicated eye drops or changing your contact lens type/brand.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Richardson Optometrist Today!
Ready to book an appointment with our Richardson optometrist? Want to find out more about our services and conditions we treat? Contact our office at David R. Frazee, O.D. at (972) 669-4141 to get started!