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Eye Disease Diagnosis Specialist

Eyes On Park

Optometrists located in Gramercy Park, New York, NY

Eye disease diagnosis is the first step in treating — and possibly preventing — diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other serious diseases. At Eyes On Park, friendly optometrist Irina Shiyan, OD, can diagnose and treat most types of eye disease. Call the Gramercy Park office in New York City, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool now.

Eye Disease Diagnosis Q & A

What are the most common eye diseases and disorders?

Some of the most common eye diseases and disorders in America include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes (dry eye disease), amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus (crossed eyes).

Most of these diseases are more common in adults, especially older adults. But, children can develop eye diseases as well. 

What are the symptoms of eye disease?

Eye disease symptoms can vary with the condition, but some symptoms that require attention include:

  • Red eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Eye swelling
  • Blurry vision
  • Cloudy vision
  • Difficulty seeing even with glasses or contact lenses

Some eye diseases are obvious, for example, amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (crossed eyes) in children. Other eye diseases don't cause symptoms until they're in the late stages. 

Why is early eye disease diagnosis important?

While eye diseases are treatable, they're generally not reversible. The earlier you get a diagnosis, the better you can slow or prevent damage within the delicate eye tissues.  

Early diagnosis can allow you to start treatment like medication or medical procedures that can save your vision. 

What does eye disease diagnosis involve?

Usually, optometrists diagnose eye diseases during comprehensive dilated eye exams. Eye dilation — which requires just a few eye drops to widen your pupils — is important in viewing the inside and back of your eyes very closely to make a diagnosis. 

Some of the different tests that can help in eye disease diagnosis include tonometry (eye pressure test), visual field tests, and visual acuity tests. 

What happens after an eye disease diagnosis?

After an eye disease diagnosis, Eyes On Park gives you all the information you need to preserve your eye health and protect your vision. You'll learn about all the available treatment options so you can choose the one that's best for you. 

In most cases, an early diagnosis allows you to pursue more conservative treatment options such as eye drops and lifestyle changes. 

For example, a specific combination of supplements may slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. If you receive a cataracts diagnosis early, you can take proactive steps like updating your glasses and quitting smoking and avoiding excessive sunlight exposure.

Eyes On Park can diagnose and treat all the most common eye diseases in one convenient place. Schedule your comprehensive eye exam online or call the office today.