Ocular Diseases Management Richmond Hill

Ocular Diseases Management Richmond Hill, ON

Ocular Diseases Management

Ocular Diseases Management

Good eye health is more than just seeing well, many ocular diseases can cause irreversible vision loss if not detected and treated early. With new cutting edge Optometric technology, our eye care professionals can diagnose and manage various eye diseases earlier and with greater precision. With our specialist support network, our patients can receive the required treatment in a timely manner to preserve their eye health.


All diabetics are at risk of developing Diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of vision impairment in North America. The longer you have diabetes, the greater the risk. Keeping your blood sugar level under control is the key to preventing vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy occur when fragile blood vessel in the retina begins to leak or break, leading to swelling of the retina (the sensor part inside the eye) and vision loss. There is no noticeable symptom during the early stage of the disease making annual eye examination extremely important for diabetics. This will allow early diagnosis and referral for treatment with a retinal specialist.


Glaucoma is disease in which the optic nerve is damage resulting in irreversible vision loss. During the initial stage, loss of vision occurs slowly and starts in the periphery. Patients with glaucoma will not have any symptoms until the disease has progressed and significant nerve damage has occurred. With the use of optic nerve imaging and visual field testing to monitor for nerve changes, early detection can help control glaucoma and prevent severe vision loss.


Cataract is a condition in which the natural crystalline lens becomes cloudy, leading to poor night vision, excess glare and halo around lights, blurry and “washout” vision. If the impairment to vision is significant enough to affect your daily life activity, referral for cataract surgery is recommended.

Retinal Disease:

Many conditions can lead to vision loss, such as macular degeneration, retinal hole or detachment, stroke and toxicity from medications.

Amblyopia or Strabismus:

Amblyopia is also known as lazy eye, where one eye is weaker compared to the other eye. Strabismus occurs when the two eyes do not point in the same direction, also known as an “eye turn”. In most cases, these conditions are present during early childhood. If detected early, intervention may prevent vision impairment in the future.

Visual Field Defect:

Defect to part or all the field of vision can be causes by glaucoma or disease that affect the nerve, either in the eye or brain. Early detection allows timely referral to the specialist for treatment.

Dry Eyes:

Having a good quality tear film is vital for the normal function of the eye. It provides a smooth surface needed to give clear, comfortable vision for everyday activity. Aging, environmental factors, hormonal change, prolong near work and certain medications can affect the quality of the tear film causing “Dry Eye Syndrome”. The common symptom of dry eyes includes burning, watery eyes, foreign body sensation and transient blurred vision. This is usually a chronic condition which, if not managed, may lead to damage to the front surface of the eye leading to potential vision loss. The condition is managed with use of artificial tears, medication, diet and life style changes.

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