Eye Disease Management in Washington, D.C., Chevy Chase, MD, & Arlington, VA
We Manage a Variety of Ocular Diseases
Eye Conditions We Manage
For many eye diseases, like macular degeneration and glaucoma, early detection is the most important step in preventing irreversible vision loss. With our technology and years of experience, our providers can spot and diagnose the signs of a wide range of conditions and create a targeted plan to safeguard your eyes and vision.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
This disease affects your macula — the part of your eye responsible for central vision. AMD develops with age and often won’t show any symptoms until damage to your sight has already happened. Our state-of-the-art retinal imaging equipment can give us a clear look at your macula and its overall condition. If we detect the presence of AMD, we’ll set you up with the proper eyewear, supplements, and lifestyle recommendations to keep your eyes healthy and functioning their best.
A very common condition, red eye occurs when the blood vessels in your eye become inflamed, either due to infection or irritation. This causes them to take on a “bloodshot” appearance. Red eye can cause discomfort and vision issues if left untreated, but our doctors are skilled at identifying its underlying causes in our exams. Once we diagnose your condition, we’ll help you find relief through various solutions, like antibiotics, medicated eye drops, and lifestyle adjustments that can prevent it from returning.
Glaucoma is a group of conditions that cause damage to your optic nerve — the part of your eye that sends visual signals to the brain. This damage is usually caused by an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) due to a large buildup of fluid inside of your eye. You may not notice the symptoms of glaucoma until your vision is affected, so early detection of the disease is key. We’ll use our iCare tonometer to diagnose your glaucoma and monitor your IOP, and we’ll work with you to keep the condition in check with a customized management plan.
Keratoconus occurs when your cornea, the front part of your eye that focuses light, thins and bulges outward. In our comprehensive eye exams, we can detect this thinning early and begin a treatment plan that’s tailored to you. Our keratoconus treatment plans usually involve fitting you for specialty scleral contact lenses. These lenses vault over your cornea completely and instead rest on your eyes’ whites, or sclera. This ensures you can see clearly, and your delicate front-of-eye is protected.
As you age, the lens in your eye can naturally begin to cloud, and this hazy lens is known as a cataract. This vision impairment will ultimately continue to progress, with the only way to correct it being cataract surgery. Not to worry, our doctors use advanced diagnostics to spot cataracts early, and help you manage changes in your vision with the right eyewear! When you’re ready for surgery, we will co-manage your care with your surgeon to ensure your recovery is seamless and post-surgery vision is outstanding!
Trust Us for Ocular Disease Management
Our practice employs experienced optometrists who use advanced technology to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. When you’re in our exam chair, you can rest assured we’ll have your concerns covered with the latest diagnostic technology and eye care expertise. Our compassionate doctors won’t rest until you have the answers and management plan you need to keep loving what you see for years to come!
Convenient Eye Care Close to You
Our Chevy Chase office allows us to bring our exceptional eye care to the D.C. suburbs. We’re here to help the people of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Potomac, Somerset, Friendship Heights, Friendship Village, Westgate, Glen Echo, Wood Acres, Kensington, Takoma Park, Cabin John, Adelphi, and Silver Spring love what they see with incredible vision services and customized eyewear.