Early detection through regular comprehensice vision examinations is the key to protecting your eye health. At Miller Optometry we do a thorough eye examination that checks for glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts at every complete exam.
A cataract is caused by the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The lens inside the eye is made out of proteins that break down and degenerate over time. If cataract surgery is indicated, we can help refer you to a local experienced cataract surgeon. In some cases many of the pre-operative and post-operative visits can take place in our office.
Macular degeneration causes a blurring of the central part of the vision. Risk of macular degeneration increases with positive family history, history of smoking and increased age. If detected early, some macular degeneration can be treated and loss of vision can be slowed or halted.
Glaucoma causes side vision loss and is asymptomatic until the late stages of the disease. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness. Glaucoma is treated by reducing eye pressure. If your regular eye exam shows an increased risk or suspicion for glaucoma a special eye evaluation is indicated. Glaucoma testing includes repeated eye pressure measurements, a thorough microscopic evaluation of the eye including evaluation of the eye angle (the area where fluid drains out of the eye) and corneal thickness measurment (a thickness measurment taken on the front surface of the eye), visual field (side vision) tests, digital photographs of the optic nerve head and advanced imaging technology to detect the presence of glaucomatous damage.
At Miller Optometry we are equipped with the most advanced technologies to detect glaucoma. We have an Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) that uses light ultrasound technology to create a 3D map of the retina and optic nerve head. This technology allows us to detect glaucoma earlier and effectively monitor and manage progression of the disease. Dr. Miller and Dr. Dosaj are certified to treat glaucoma.