Vision Conditions & Eye Diseases
TREATED IN DULUTH, GA (NORTH OF ATLANTA) at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Most of us rely on our vision every single day and never give it a second thought, but for the hundreds of millions of people in the world who are currently suffering from blindness or visual impairment, good eyesight is something that simply cannot be taken for granted. Degenerative eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration require ongoing medical treatments or even eye surgery, while less serious vision condition need to be treated promptly in order to avoid permanent vision loss. Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. William Segal and consultative optometrist Dr. Marc Lay have decades of experience diagnosing and treating all kinds of eye diseases and vision conditions in patients of all ages.
Here are just a few of the many different vision conditions and eye diseases that we treat at Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons:
Many of the most serious eye diseases, like cataracts or glaucoma, develop gradually over time and may not exhibit any obvious symptoms during the early stages. This is one of the many reasons why the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recommends that all men and women undergo a complete Comprehensive Medical Eye Exam at least once between the ages of 20 and 29 and at least twice between the ages of 30 and 39. They also recommend that all patients should receive a baseline eye disease screening at the age of 40, when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur. Based on the results of this baseline screening, Dr. William Segal or Dr. Marc Lay will be able to prescribe the necessary intervals for follow-up exams, but seniors age 65 and over should also undergo complete eye exams every one to two years to check for cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other potentially sight-threatening diseases.
If you are concerned about your vision or would like to schedule a comprehensive medical eye exam, please contact us to schedule an appointment at Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons so that we can help you protect your vision now and for the future.