At Zwerling Ophthalmology we diagnose and treat a wide range of eye disorders, including:
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) — Age-related macular degeneration is an eye condition that leads to the deterioration of the center of the retina, called the macula, leading to loss of central vision.
Allergies — Eye allergies are a condition when the eyes react to an irritant or allergen, making them red, itchy, tearful and swollen.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) — Lazy eye is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during childhood. Lazy eye is also called amblyopia.
Astigmatism — Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your cornea — the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil — or in the shape of the eye’s lens, causing blurry or distorted vision.
Bacterial Keratitis — Bacterial keratitis is an infection of the cornea, often due to improper care and cleaning of contact lenses or from injury to the cornea.
Bell’s Palsy — Bell’s palsy is a temporary condition that causes certain muscles in your face to weaken or become paralyzed.
Blepharitis — Blepharitis is inflammation (swelling) of the eyelids, where the upper and lower eyelids become coated with oily particles and bacteria near the base of the eyelashes. Blepharitis causes irritation, itchiness, redness, and stinging or burning of the eye.
Cataracts — Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens, causing vision problems.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – Conjunctivitis is swelling of the conjunctiva — the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye (sclera).
Contact Lens Infections — The most common infection related to contact lens use is keratitis, an infection of the cornea (the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil).
Detached and Torn Retina – A torn retina is when the retina tears in one or more places. A detached retina is when the retina is lifted off the wall of the back of the eye.
Diabetic Retinopathy — Diabetic retinopathy is a common diabetic eye disease caused by changes in retinal blood vessels.
Dry Eye — Dry eye is a condition where the eyes don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to be healthy or comfortable.
Floaters and Flashes – Floaters are shadows cast on the eye’s retina from clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous. Flashes are flashes of light that you see when the vitreous gel pulls or rubs the retina.
Glaucoma — Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve.
Hyperopia (Farsightedness) — Hyperopia (farsightedness) is a refractive error, which means the eye does not bend or refract light properly. With hyperopia, distant objects look clear but close objects appear blurred.
Low Vision — Low vision is a loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks difficult or impossible, affecting central and/or peripheral (side) vision. Low vision cannot be improved with regular eyeglasses, medicine or surgery.
Myopia (Nearsightedness) – Myopia (nearsightedness) is a refractive error, which means the eye does not bend or refract light properly. With myopia, close objects look clear but distant objects appear blurred.
Presbyopia (Aging Eye) – Presbyopia is an age-related condition when the eye’s lens doesn’t change shape as easily as it once did, making it more difficult to read or see things at close range.
Stye – A chalazion is a lump on the eyelid caused by enlarged oil-producing gland in the eyelid. A stye is also a lump on the eyelid, usually caused by an infected eyelash follicle.
Uveitis / Iritis — Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the sclera (white of the eye), and can lead to vision loss if left untreated.