Comprehensive Medical Eyecare Services in Fort Collins, CO


What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure in the eye becomes too high and causes damage to the optic nerve. There is an internal flow of fluid in the eye that consists of inflow and outflow mechanisms. Glaucoma is thought to be a result of a decrease in the outflow mechanism, which results in a rise in pressure.

In the early stages of open angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma, there are no symptoms. Early optic nerve damage causes very subtle changes in the peripheral field of vision, which are not noticeable. However, if the glaucoma goes untreated, the visual field defects become larger, and by the time the patient notices a problem, the optic nerve has been irreversibly damaged. End-stage glaucoma results in tunnel vision.

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, and affects approximately 3% of the general population. But loss of sight from glaucoma is often preventable if treatment is started early. Routine glaucoma checks are crucial in the detection and prevention of vision loss.

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Cataract Services in Fort Collins, CO
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What is a Cataract?

Cataracts is a disease of the eye that results in the clouding of the lens of the eyeball. Cataracts prevent clear images from appearing on the eye’s retina; causing mild, moderate, even severe blurred vision.

Typically an eye disorder associated with aging (over half of the people in America over age 80 have either had a cataract or cataract surgery), cataracts generally occur later in life as the lens structure within the human eye changes and gets older.

During the evaluation of your eye health we will carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is noticed and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our Fort Collins optometrist will refer you to a trusted and respected surgeon for surgery, which is the only known cure for cataracts. 20/20 Vision Center will be there for you providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is an age related condition associated with damage to the macula, the area of the retina that is responsible for central vision. The degeneration is caused by years of accumulation of metabolic debris. Central vision is lost when the macula doesn’t function properly. Macular degeneration only affects central vision and not peripheral vision. For example, you might be able to see the outline of a clock but not be able to tell what time it is.

There are two types of macular degeneration: “dry” and “wet”. Dry macular degeneration is the most common form, and usually results in a mild to moderate, slowly progressive vision loss.

Some patients will convert from “dry” to “wet” form. This occurs when leakage of fluid or blood develops under the macula, and more rapid loss of vision occurs. Left untreated, the wet form will eventually result in complete loss of central vision.

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