The specialists at Orbit Eye Center are dedicated to providing the most advanced treatments for a wide range of conditions affecting the eyes. Click on the below links to learn more about the various conditions affecting your eyes and their treatment options.
Tearing is a natural function of the eye and it serves the purpose of lubricating and cleaning your eye. Tears are made in the lacrimal glands (see image to the right). From the lacrimal glands, tears drain through two openings at the inner corner of the eyelids.
Strabismus also called crossed eyes, is a condition where both eyes do not focus on an object together and appear as if the eyes are looking in different directions. Strabismus surgery is a procedure that involves correction of the visual axes of the eyes, to make both the eyes focus parallel on an object (binocular vision).
A conjunctival and corneal tear is defined as damage or scratch caused on the delicate surface of the conjunctiva (a thin mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the eyelid) and cornea (transparent, protective tissue covering the white part of the eye).
Aesthetics is a specialty of oculoplastics that focuses on the outward appearance of the eye and surrounding eye structures. This includes mainly the eyelids and orbit. These are extremely complex structures that are vital to eyesight health and are important features of a normal facial appearance.
Early repair of lid lacerations provides less edema and better protection of the corneal tissue. Your surgeon will administer anesthesia and clean the wound by irrigating it with saline solution. Foreign bodies present in your eye will be removed and injury to the lid margin and canthus (corner point where the eyelids meet) will be repaired.
Vision therapy is a new and emerging field within vision care. It is a therapeutic process much like physical therapy for the eye. The success of a visual therapy program is dependent on the active engagement of your child’s ophthalmologist, the child’s parents, and the child him/herself.
If you wear contact lenses, your doctor will suggest that you discontinue them for some time. Antibiotic eye drops may be prescribed for corneal infections, and tear substitutes for dryness. Special eye drops that dilate the pupils or other medications may be prescribed to relieve pain. In case of severe corneal ulcers, you may need to be hospitalized.
Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory compounds. Any stress, injury or surgical trauma to the eye results in inflammation. This can be treated by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids. Corticosteroids play a prominent role in treating inflammatory conditions of the eye.
A comprehensive motor and sensory assessment for special needs are diagnostic tests conducted in children with special needs who have ophthalmologic conditions. Special needs children can be defined as ones with neuromotor disorders such as autism and down’s syndrome.
An artificial eye, also known as a prosthetic eye or ocular prosthesis, is a treatment option for individuals who have lost their eyes due to an injury or disease condition and involves implantation of the artificial eye into the eye socket after removing the damaged natural eye.
Strabismus commonly termed as “crossed eyes” is a condition in which both the eyes do not align in the same direction when viewing the objects and thereby do not focus on the same object at a time. Normally, the muscles surrounding the eyes work together so that both the eyes point in the same direction at the same time.
Vision disorders are conditions that cause impairment in our sense of vision. These disorders are often caused by certain eye diseases or structural abnormalities of the eye. Abnormal color vision, also termed as color blindness, is the inability to differentiate between certain shades of color.
Inflammation of the eyelids is referred to as blepharitis. Blepharitis causes red, itchy, and swollen eyelids. The condition usually affects both eyes along the edges of your eyelids. Blepharitis can be difficult to treat sometimes. However, it does not cause any permanent damage to your eyesight.
The eyes are the most complex sensory organ in our bodies. Allergies are a common disorder that affects the eyes. You may have eye allergies if your eyes itch, appear red, are tearing up or you feel burning. Eye allergies often affect the conjunctiva, the clear thin, membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye (sclera).
Temporal arteries are the blood vessels around the temple (side of the head behind the eyes) that supply blood to the head and brain. Temporal arteritis is a condition in which these blood vessels are damaged or inflamed. The condition may be caused by a faulty immune response, high doses of antibiotics or severe infections.
A red eye condition in a child is most commonly due to conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, viral, or allergic. Bacterial is painless and usually accompanied by discharge from the eye. Fortunately, it is a condition that is easily treatable with antibiotics.
The eye is a delicate and sensitive organ. An injury to the eye from contact sports or a motor vehicle accident can often result in trauma to the orbit. The orbit is the bony cavity of the skull that surrounds and protects the eyeball and includes muscles and nerves attached to the eye.
Inflammatory orbital disease, also called idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome and non-specific orbital inflammation, refers to eye disorders that involve the orbit. The orbit is the cavity in your skull that acts like a socket and contains the eyeball and supporting muscles and blood vessels.
Entropion is a condition characterized by the inward folding of the eyelids (usually the lower lid). This can cause the eyelashes and skin to rub against the surface of the eye leading to irritation and damage to the eye. It can be congenital (present at birth), but rarely causes problems in babies as the eyelashes are so soft.
Lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, is a developmental condition characterized by a decreased vision in one eye and inward or outward wandering of that eye as a result of abnormal visual development early in life. Lazy eye seldom affects both eyes. It normally develops from birth up to age seven and is the main cause of poor vision in children. Timely diagnosis and treatment can aid in preventing long-term issues with your child's eyesight. If left untreated, lazy eye can cause permanent vision loss.
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