A large percentage of Americans are born with or develop at least one eye condition over the course of their lives. Eye conditions are not limited to myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism, which all alter the way light enters through the lens and reflects on the retina. Many other eye diseases and disorders change the way people see as they get much older.
Macular degeneration, for instance, affects the macula, a small area at the back of the human eye near the optic nerve and in front of the retina. When this starts to deteriorate past the age of fifty, vision is lost in the central field, even though patients can still see in their peripheral vision. This is not to be confused with other eye conditions such as diabetic macular edema or diabetic eye. New technology can correct this problem.
Another eye disease is glaucoma. The pressure within the human eye is perfectly balanced. When the pressure increases, it presses upon the optic nerve and can cause retina detachment. It’s similar to a disc in your back slipping out of place and putting pressure on a nerve that in turn causes a body part to lose all sensation or use.
Trust Dr. Behler for laser surgery which has now been approved for all of these eye conditions; not just for young people to avoid glasses but also for retirees who are spending some of their retirement funds to fix and heal their eyes with laser surgery . What a great way to celebrate retirement- with perfect visual clarity! Contact us today to schedule an appointment to find out how you can join the hundreds of satisfied patients in and around Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg!