A comprehensive eye examination is an important part of your preventative health care since many eye and vision conditions present no obvious symptoms. A professional eye health evaluation is also critical to managing other medical conditions that may show symptoms in the eyes, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
As a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Keyhani is specially trained to diagnose many eye diseases before you may have symptoms. This is especially important with diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration where a patient may have the disease for years before finally losing vision.
Examination for Glaucoma
Glaucoma can cause blindness if it is left untreated. Only about half of the estimated three million Americans who have glaucoma are even aware that they have the condition. When glaucoma develops, usually you don’t have any early symptoms and the disease progresses slowly. In this way, glaucoma can steal your sight very gradually. Fortunately, early detection and treatment (with glaucoma eyedrops, glaucoma surgery or both) can help preserve your vision. We have the lastest technology in early glaucoma detection and monitoring including the Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer and the Cirrus OCT which very few offices offer.
Examination for Macular degeneration
We offer cutting edge technology as well for early detection and treatment of macular degeneration with digital fundus photography and the Cirrus Macular OCT which detects changes in the macula years before they affect vision.
Examinations for Cataracts
If your vision has become blurry, cloudy or dim, or things you see are not as bright or colorful as they used to be, a cataract may have developed in one or both of your eyes. Many people say that their vision with cataracts is similar to the effect of looking through a dirty car windshield.
As a cataract slowly begins to develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision at first. But as the cataract progresses, you may begin to find that it interferes with your daily activities. Performing a complete eye exam, we can tell you whether cataract or another problem is the cause of your vision loss.
While cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision loss, especially as we age, they are treatable with cataract surgery. Since most cataracts are part of the normal aging process, they cannot be reversed. There are no medications or eye drops that will make cataracts go away—surgery is the only treatment. We have the latest technology in cataract surgery and offer the Zeiss IOL Master, the most accurate way to measure an eye for intraocular lens placement.
The eye examination also focuses on the detection and treatment of dry eye disease and blepharitis.