Specialized Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic services and laser treatment are provided for patients. The retina is the transparent tissue that lines the back inside wall of the eye. Early detection and treatment of retinal problems can often prevent further deterioration or loss of vision.

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Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects your central vision. It is a common cause of vision loss among people over age of 60. Because only the center of your vision is usually affected, people rarely go blind from the disease. However, AMD can sometimes make it difficult to read, drive, or perform other daily activities that require fine, central vision.

  • Types of Macular Degeneration
  • Diagnosis of Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration Vision Loss
  • Glossary of Terms

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    Specialty Eye Surgery

    Medical and surgical management is available for patients.  This care includes the cornea or clear window of the eye, the conjunctiva or lining inside the eyelids, and the sclera or white covering of the eye. 

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    Cataract Surgery

    A cataract is a cloudiness that develops in the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens, about the size of an aspirin, is the transparent fine focusing part of the eye located behind the pupil. It is comprised of a strong, transparent outer covering or capsule filled with a clear gel material. When the gel becomes cloudy, the incoming light rays are distorted or blocked before reaching the retina at the back of the eye. As the cataract develops, vision is increasingly reduced. Your family optometrist will usually discover developing cataracts in the course of routine eye exams. If you have cataracts that are causing visual difficulties, your doctor will usually recommend surgery, the only known cure for cataracts.

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    Laser Vision Correction

    The eximer laser was FDA approved in 1995 and has since then treated millions of people to eliminate or reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, we may be able to provide you with the potential to experience better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses.

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    LASIK FAQs

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    Glaucoma Care

    Complete diagnostic, medical and surgical care is available for glaucoma patients. This specialty treats the condition of increased fluid pressure within the eye. If untreated, abnormally high eye pressure can damage the optic nerve leading to permanent loss of vision.

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    Family Eye Care

    MCOA’s many physicians and staff are here for you and your family to assist with all your vision needs and emergencies.

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    Diabetic Eye Care

    Diabetes affects over 14 million Americans. More than 8,000 Americans will become blind from diabetic retinopathy. Visual loss is a late symptom of diabetic retinopathy. There’s a lot you can do to take charge and prevent such problems. A recent study shows that keeping your blood glucose closer to normal can prevent or delay diabetic retinopathy.

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