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Eye Diseases services offered in Aiea, HI

Getting older causes changes in your eyes that put you at risk for certain diseases and complications like vision loss. At the office of Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates, therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist Edwin Y. Endo, OD, and the team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of eye diseases, including macular degeneration and diabetic neuropathy. The team focuses on relieving your symptoms quickly and preserving your vision for as long as possible. Schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of eye diseases online or call the office in the Aiea-Pearl City neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii, today.

What are common eye diseases?

Eye diseases can affect your vision and long-term eye health. The Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates team offer diagnostic assessments and treatment services for a wide range of eye diseases including:

Dry eyes

Dry eyes is a condition that develops when you don’t produce enough tears to moisturize your eyes. You may also experience dry eyes if the tears you do make aren’t of high quality.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage your optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and permanent blindness. This disease occurs when excess fluids build up and increase pressure in your eye.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that occurs with aging. The disease damages your sharp and central vision, making it difficult for you to drive a car, read, or see fine details of objects.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetic eye disease that can lead to blindness. The condition develops when uncontrolled blood sugar levels damage the vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of your eye.

When should I seek medical attention for eye diseases?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Edwin Y. Endo, DO & Associates if you have any symptoms of eye disease such as:

  • Double vision
  • Eye pain
  • Dry, itchy eyes
  • Flashers or floaters
  • Blurred or hazy vision
  • Dark spots in the field of vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light

You also need medical attention if you notice any physical changes in your eyes, such as new bumps or iris discoloration.

The team provides advanced diagnostic technologies to assess your eye health and test your visual acuity. They also offer preventive screenings during routine eye exams if you have a family history or other risk factors for certain eye diseases.

How are eye diseases treated?

Your treatment plan depends on what type of eye disease you have and how advanced the condition is. The Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates team focuses on relieving your symptoms and preventing complications, including vision loss.

Treating glaucoma may involve medications to lower the pressure in your eye. You might also be a candidate for laser treatments or surgery to improve the drainage of fluids from your eye.

Diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration may also require medications to slow the disease down. In advanced stages, you might need laser treatments or eye surgery to protect your vision.

If you have dry eyes, the team may prescribe medicated eye drops or synthetic tears to keep your eyes moisturized. There are also specialty contact lenses available that support those with dry eyes.

To learn more about the treatments available for different eye diseases, call the office of Edwin Y. Endo, DO & Associates, or book a consultation online today.

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