Eye Disease Treatment in Lebanon County, PA
If you’re dealing with vision loss, blurriness, or other problems with your eyes, visit our ophthalmologist in Lebanon County, PA, today. Dr. David L. Streisfeld provides comprehensive eye disease diagnosis and treatment to help catch problems early and provide the best chance of maintaining your vision. If you think you may have a problem with your eyes, he will perform a comprehensive eye exam, detecting signs of any potential problems like macular degeneration or cataracts. He will then consult with you about the treatment options available, developing an individualized treatment plan for your needs.
Macular Degeneration Care
Macular degeneration is a relatively common condition in older adults that affects the center of the retina, the macula. This part of the eye is key for handling acute vision, which is used for activities like reading and driving. Dry macular degeneration typically occurs over time as the tissues in the macula age and thin. Wet macular degeneration, which is less common, occurs when abnormal blood vessels form beneath the retina, leading to distortion or scarring.
Dr. David L. Streisfeld is skilled at providing macular degeneration care, helping provide eyeglasses or environmental changes to cope with vision loss or pursuing treatment options for wet macular degeneration.
Cataracts are a common occurrence in older adults, with more than half of all Americans having one or more cataracts by age 80. Cataracts develop from the clumping together of proteins in the eye, clouding the lens and leading to blurred vision or vision with a brownish tint. Often, the symptoms of cataracts start out as relatively minor and allow you to continue with day-to-day life with little hassle.
Dr. David L. Streisfeld provides a full range of cataract care, from simply adjusting your eyeglasses to pursuing cataract removal surgery. He will walk you through all of your options and help you determine whether cataract surgery is right for you.
Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high. Along with the other symptoms of diabetes, it can lead to severe damage in your eyes, damaging the small blood vessels in your retina or increasing your risk of glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye problems.
If you have diabetes, the best ways to prevent eye problems are to control your blood sugar levels and visit your ophthalmologist for regular eye exams. Dr. David L. Streisfeld provides comprehensive diabetes eye care, helping detect problems early and provide treatment to help prevent vision loss.
Preventing Eye Disease
Although age is one of the most prominent risk factors for many eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration, there are other factors within your control that can lead to greater risk of these diseases. Extensive exposure to ultraviolet light, smoking, alcohol use and certain illnesses can lead to greater risk of these eye diseases. Wearing sunglasses, quitting smoking, and leading an active, healthy life can help reduce these risk factors.