Comprehensive Eye Care for Fresno
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EYE-Q is your family’s one-stop resource for comprehensive eye care. From kids to adults and seniors, our board-certified specialists are experts in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, corneal diseases, diabetic retinopathy, pediatrics, dry eye, ophthalmic plastic surgery, macular degeneration, and other diseases of the eye. Our Fresno location includes a state of the art ambulatory surgery center to perform eye surgeries and one of our doctors is always on call (24/7) in case of an emergency.
Because eye diseases can’t always be seen
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes’ health by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a wider range of treatment options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Common Eye Conditions/Diseases
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia—also referred to as “lazy eye”—occurs when one eye does not develop normal sight during childhood. Usually, one eye is strong and one eye is weak (“lazy”). It is not always easy to recognize amblyopia. Unless the child has a misaligned eye or other obvious abnormality, there is often no way for parents to tell that something is wrong. Early detection (before age 9) is essential to successful treatment.
Blepharitis affects the skin of the eyelids, and it usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow (lid margins). Commonly, blepharitis occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes malfunction. When these oil glands malfunction, bacterial overgrowth can result, leading to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids. Blepharitis is often a chronic condition that is difficult to treat. Learn more.
Chalazion (Lump in Eyelid)
A chalazion is a lump in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a gland within the skin. Typically, this lump grows over days to weeks and is occasionally red, warm, or painful. The gland involved in the formation of a chalazion is a modified sweat gland that lies within the eyelid. This gland produces oil. When this gland becomes blocked, it can rupture and the inflammation process begins. Learn more.
The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. Along with the sclera (white of the eye), it serves as a barrier against dirt, germs, and other particles that can harm the eye’s delicate components. If your cornea becomes damaged through disease, infection, or injury, the resulting scars can interfere with vision by blocking or distorting light as it enters the eye. Learn more.
High blood-sugar levels from diabetes can damage these blood vessels in your retina, causing them to leak fluid, blood or lipids. This damage is called diabetic retinopathy. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy can help prevent vision loss, but it’s equally imperative that you maintain control of your blood sugar if you have diabetes to reduce the risk of further complications. Learn more.
Dry eye is a condition where the body does not produce enough tears to soothe and protect the surface of the eye and provide good quality vision. Symptoms range from subtle to constant irritation with ocular inflammation. There are many therapies available to treat dry eyes. There is no cure for dry eye, but you can relieve the symptoms and reduce your chance for complications.
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes’ health by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a wider range of treatment options. Schedule an appointment.
The eye receives its nourishment from a clear fluid that circulates inside the eye. This fluid must be constantly returned to the bloodstream through the eye’s drainage canal. When something goes wrong with the drainage canal and the fluid cannot drain fast enough, the pressure inside the eye begins to build. If your vision seems blurry, contains blank spots, or if you have eye pain or see rainbow-colored halos around lights, call your ophthalmologist right away. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Early detection and treatment can often prevent vision loss. Learn more.
Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) refers to the breakdown of the macula, a small, but very important area in the back of the eye. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving and seeing fine detail. Macular degeneration can cause sudden, severe loss of vision in the middle of your visual field and cannot be reversed. Its impact, however, can be reduced through laser surgery and medication.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Pink eye irritates the thin, clear layer covering the eyeball and part of the eyelid (the conjunctiva). It is often caused by a virus or bacteria. If you think you, or someone you know, has pink eye see a doctor immediately.
Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid and can block normal vision. Ptosis can be present in children or adults. Surgery can treat ptosis by tightening the levator, or eyelid-lifting muscle. In severe ptosis, when the levator muscle is extremely weak, the lid can be attached to or suspended from under the eyebrow so that the forehead muscles can do the lifting. Learn more.
The retina is the nerve layer at the back of your eye. When the retina is pulled away from its normal position, it doesn’t work and vision is blurred. If you see flashing lights, floaters, or a gray shadow in your vision, contact us right away! A detached retina is a very serious problem and it almost always causes blindness unless treated.
Strabismus is a condition in which the eyeballs point in different directions. Eye muscle surgery is the most common treatment for strabismus. Typically, strabismus occurs when the muscles surrounding the eyes act as though they are either too stiff or too weak. Your ophthalmologist can surgically loosen, tighten, or reposition certain eye muscles so that the eyes will be able to look straight.