Shaaf Eye Center's team is able to diagnosis and provide treatment for many corneal conditions. Whether you are in need of refractive surgery to improve your vision or need help managing common corneal conditions - we can help! The first step in improving corneal health is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for an accurate diagnosis and better understanding of the underlying cause of your vision issue. From there we can develop a treatment plan customized to meet your needs!
Good vision depends on how well your cornea and lens focus light rays on the retina. When an individual is suffering from blurred vision that can’t be corrected through contacts or glasses, or is experiencing pain, redness and tearing for no known reason, underlying corneal disease may be to blame.
The ophthalmologists at Shaaf Eye Center can help diagnose and treat corneal issues and ocular disease and provide appropriate treatment aimed at helping you improve and preserve vision for life.
With its ability for quick repair, the cornea usually heals after most injury or disease. However, when there is deep injury to the cornea, the healing process may be prolonged, possibly resulting in a variety of symptoms, including:
Refractive errors are vision problems caused by a cornea that is not shaped perfectly. The cornea is the clear part at the front of the eye. It bends and focuses light waves. Refractive errors cause light from an object not to be focused on the retina. This causes a blurred image. Refractive errors can occur in otherwise healthy eyes.
Nearsightedness (myopia). Close objects appear sharp. But things in the distance are blurred. The eye is longer than normal from front to back. Or the cornea is curved too much. Images focus in front of the retina instead of on it.
Farsightedness (hyperopia). You can see distant objects clearly. But objects up close are blurred. The eye is shorter than normal. Or the cornea is too flat. Images focus behind the retina.
Astigmatism. Objects are blurred at any distance. The cornea, lens, or both are shaped so that images aren’t focused sharply on the retina.
Presbyopia. This is also known as aging eye. The eye loses its ability to change focus because of the natural aging process. This often occurs between ages 40 and 50. Refractive surgery can’t correct this problem. Surgery can make distance vision clearer. But it may make near vision worse.
At Shaaf Eye Center we specialize in the following solutions for refractive errors:
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