disease testing and treatment
- Glaucoma exists when the intraocular pressure is too high for continued normal function of the eye. High pressure can damage the optic nerve, causing an irreversible loss of vision. Glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight because there are no symptoms. It begins by taking your peripheral vision and can cause total blindness. If detected early intraocular pressure can be reduced to a normal or tolerable level by medication or surgery.
- Cataracts are part of a normal aging process. As we age the lens of our eye loses the ability to accommodate for near vision, requiring the use of reading glasses. The continuation of this aging process is cataracts. This is where the lens begins to lose transparency. This is a gradual process. When the cloudiness of vision is significant enough to interfere with your lifestyle the cataract can be surgically removed.
- Diabetes is a chronic disease that inhibits the proper processing of carbohydrate(sugar) in the body. Diabetes can affect many body systems, including the eyes. This is known as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy can lead to visual impairments that require treatment or may even result in blindness. Some diabetes related symptoms are double vision, visual fluctuations, and sudden loss of vision. It is important for people with diabetes to have a dilated exam yearly.
- Age related macular degeneration is a degenerative disease affecting older people. Sensory cells of the macula degenerate with a loss of central vision. Studies show that vitamin supplements can reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration, but there is no good treatment once you develop it.
Lasik Eye Surgery
Heart Mountain Eyecare offers pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. The goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.
Follow up appointments may be done in our office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Our team is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (307) 754-7151 to speak with our knowledgeable staff.
Dr. Toland is able to co-manage surgical care of all types including cataract, glaucoma, and lid surgery. This would include pre- and post-operative care and making referrals as needed.