Inglewood Optometric Center
Optometry located in Inglewood, CA
Ocular diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration can steal your eyesight if not diagnosed and treated. Optometrist Frank Scolinos, OD, and the experienced team at Inglewood Optometric Center in Inglewood, California, offer comprehensive ocular disease diagnosis and treatment in one place. For the best in eye care, contact the office by phone or through the provided link now.
Ocular Disease Q & A
When do I need ocular disease screenings?
It’s a good idea to have ocular disease screenings on a yearly basis, or possibly more often if you have a high risk for this type of disease.
Eye exams at Inglewood Optometric Center include ocular disease screening, as this type of screening is important for your eye health now and in the long run.
What ocular disease screenings do eye exams include?
Ocular diseases that the team screens for during your eye exam include:
Glaucoma causes optic nerve damage, which can gradually (or sometimes suddenly) steal your eyesight. The team checks for eye pressure changes that can indicate glaucoma using the iCare tonometer and Haag-Streit Octopus 600 visual field equipment.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
AMD causes damage in the part of your retina that gives you clear central sight. Advanced AMD can cause profound central vision loss. Your provider checks for the signs of AMD by examining your retina using cutting-edge equipment such as the Topcon retinal camera.
Cataracts occur when your eye lens grows milky or hazy. Advanced cataracts can cause serious vision loss. The team performs a slit lamp exam, Topcon retinal camera exam, and other tests to check for cataracts.
Diabetic retinopathy develops when blood vessels in the back of your eye become damaged because of high blood glucose. It's a leading cause of blindness among diabetics, and at least 40% of people with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy.
Your provider examines your eyes for signs of diabetic retinopathy with equipment such as the Topcon retinal camera.
The team can also look for the early signs of other ocular issues, such as keratoconus, during your annual eye exam. Depending on the results of your initial screenings, further testing may be needed for a definitive diagnosis.
Is ocular disease treatable?
Ocular diseases are usually treatable, but not necessarily curable. By far, the most important factor in preserving your eyesight is early diagnosis. Catching an ocular disease early in its development allows the team to slow or halt the progression of the disease effectively.
Regular exams and expert optometric care are your best defense against ocular disease. Book an appointment with the online scheduler or call Inglewood Optometric Center today.