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Expertise in Ocular Disease Management in Tennessee

Embark on a journey of visionary care with Donelson Eye Care's exceptional ocular disease management. We're your allies against glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Let's preserve your sight together because your vision deserves the best.

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Safeguarding Your Sight Against Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition characterized by damage to the optic nerve, often caused by elevated intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye). If left untreated, it can lead to gradual vision loss and even blindness. We often prescribe eye drops or medication as the initial step to regulate intraocular pressure. In more advanced cases, we might recommend surgical interventions such as trabeculectomy or drainage implants to establish new pathways for fluid flow.

Streamlined Cataract Surgery Co-Management

With cataracts, the eye's lens becomes progressively cloudy, leading to blurred or hazy vision. They typically develop with age but can also be caused by injury, medications, or certain medical conditions. The primary treatment is cataract surgery, a well-established procedure for replacing the clouded lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This surgery is highly successful and can significantly improve vision.

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Navigating Age-Related Macular Degeneration Challenges

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. This progressive eye condition affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp vision.

Wet AMD Treatment: For the "wet" form (characterized by abnormal blood vessel growth beneath the retina), laser surgery, injecting light-sensitive dyes, and direct eye injections of AMD medication can help slow abnormal blood vessel growth and prevent further vision loss.

Dry AMD Management: While there is no cure for dry AMD (characterized by gradual retinal tissue deterioration and drusen deposits), certain supplements rich in antioxidants and zinc can help slow its progression.

Your Partner in Diabetic Retinopathy Care

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in the retina. It can lead to vision impairment and even blindness if left untreated. Control of blood sugar through medication, diet, and exercise is vital for slowing the progression of diabetic retinopathy. Laser treatment seals leaking vessels, anti-VEGF injections curb abnormal vessel growth, and advanced cases might require vitrectomy, the surgical removal of the vitreous gel.

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