William Diamond, OD, and his team of compassionate eye care experts diagnose and treat eye diseases, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, from their practice in Dublin, California. Eye diseases are often manageable and treatable, especially when diagnosed in their early stages. If you have a family or personal history of eye disease call or make an appointment online today.
Dr. Diamond and his team treat patients with a wide variety of eye diseases. The most common eye diseases are as follows:
Glaucoma damages your optic nerve, usually when fluid builds up in your eye and puts excess pressure on the optic nerve. Although glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in people over age 60, Dr. Diamond can easily treat this disease when caught early.
A cataract is a cloudy film that covers the lens of your eye, causing your vision to become blurry or hazy. Cataracts develop slowly, and you may not notice changes to your vision during the early stages. If cataracts severely impair your vision, corrective surgery can remove them.
The macula is the part of your retina that allows you to see what’s directly in front of you. Macular degeneration (MD) occurs in two forms, wet and dry. Dry MD is age-related and causes thinning of the retina and protein deposits to develop. Wet MD occurs when abnormal blood vessels develop under the retina and cause scarring.
Your retina is where the nerves line the back of your eye to sense light and send signals to your brain — allowing you to see. A variety of conditions can affect the retina, including diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment.
Eye exams are the most effective way to monitor your eye health and diagnose eye diseases. Dr. Diamond performs a range of tests during your eye exam to check for signs of the aforementioned conditions and others. In many cases, early diagnosis allows for the prompt and effective treatment of eye diseases, preserving your vision.
Treatments for eye diseases depend on your specific condition. For example, you may receive intraocular implants to replace your lens when it’s severely affected by cataracts. Dr. Diamond offers eye injections to treat conditions like MD, retinal occlusion, and diabetic eye disease.
If you have an eye disease, Dr. Diamond and his team offer compassionate care to help preserve your vision and overall health and well-being. If you have concerns, call or schedule a consultation online today.