Eger Eye Group    At the Eger Eye Group, we are dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive vision care. In our office, you will always be examined by a doctor, not a technician. Our appointments are scheduled with enough time to allow our doctors to provide non-rushed examinations that are followed by education and counseling. We want to be sure that you understand your problem, and the rationale for the care we recommend. Our comprehensive services are offered for but are not limited to the following conditions:


Cataracts

Cataracts    The lens of the eye is located inside the eye just behind the black central opening of the iris (colored part of the eye) called the pupil.

   A cataract is a clouding of the clear crystalline lens in one's eye. People with even the mildest of lens changes may be aware of glare, light sensitivity, poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors, double vision in one's eye, or simply an increase in blurry vision. Cataracts are mostly related to the natural aging of the eye. However, some people develop cataracts as a result of injury, medications, family history, or diabetes.

   Cataract surgery remains one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States today. Today's microsurgical techniques promote safety, patient comfort and convenience. The surgeons of Eger Eye Group and SightLine Laser Center perform cataract surgeries on an outpatient basis. No needles! No stitches! No-stitch surgery reduces patient discomfort and reduces the chances of complications. With the advent of intraocular lenses, a small artificial lens is inserted into the eye once the cataract is removed resulting in wonderful vision with normal thickness glasses afterwards.

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Glaucoma

   Glaucoma is a silent thief of sight. It is among the leading causes of adult blindness in the United States. There are different types of glaucoma. Commonly, there is no pain, and by the time a person can tell that there is is a problem with their vision, it may be too late. The best prevention against any loss of vision due to glaucoma is to have a regular eye exam.

Our doctors evaluate four factors when assessing for glaucoma:

1. The intraocular pressure of the eye;
2. The shape and color appearance of the optic nerve head;
3. The visual field;
4. And the shape of the eye between the iris (colored part of the eye) and cornea (clear, crystal-like covering over the iris).

   An aqueous fluid that is constantly being produced and drained maintains the pressure in one's eye. When the body produces too much aqueous or the drainage of this fluid becomes compensated, the pressure in the eye rises. This elevated pressure begins to damage the optic nerve, and the blood supply to the optic nerve may be limited resulting in a painless and gradual loss of peripheral vision. Most people are unaware of such loss.

   Once a patient is diagnosed with glaucoma, it can usually be treated with topical eye drops. Sometimes oral medications or surgery may be performed. This disease cannot be cured, but with early intervention glaucoma can be controlled!
RISK FACTORS
Increasing Age
African American
Family History
Nearsightedness
Ocular Trauma
Diabetes
Hypertension
Asthma
Oral Medications such as Steroids


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Diabetic Retinopathy

   Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in the United States. This condition results from uncontrolled diabetes resulting in broken blood vessels in the retina which can decrease vision. This disease can be treated and vision loss prevented, if diagnosed early enough.

   It is very important that all diabetics have yearly dilated eye exams. Your eye care professionals at the Eger Eye Group can tell you if you show signs of diabetic eye disease by performing comprehensive evaluations. We can also provide state-of-the-art laser treatment when indicated.

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Low Vision

   Individuals whose vision cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or intraocular lenses are considered to have "low vision." Many diseases can cause that loss of vision. Some of the most common include Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and Diabetic Retinopathy.

Some types of vision loss can be improved greatly with special optical devices like:

• Handheld Magnifiers
• Spectacle mounted telescopes
• Spectacle mounted microscopes
• Closed caption television
• High intensity lamps
• Filters

Dr. Noah Eger works with low vision patients using many tools to address his patients' goals and help them to best utilize their remaining vision.

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Chronic Dry Eye

   Chronic Dry Eye affects a large number of people and is commonly mistaken for allergies or strain from part of a daily routine such as looking at a computer monitor. These can be irritants but are not the source of the problem.

   The surface of your eyes require a constant layer of tears for protection and nourishment. Chronic Dry Eye results from changes in the health of the tear-producing glands, resulting in a change in the quantity and quality of the tears made. Without treatment, this results in damage to your eyes surface, which causes the symptoms of Chronic Dry Eye, which include itching, irritation, light sensitivity, blurred vision, too much tear production, and eventually more serious vision problems.

The Eger Eye Group offers personalized attention to your case and has a number of products that can help. Visit the links below for more information:
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