Low Vision Services
At Yealy Eye Care of Lancaster we provide a multitude of different low vision services. A comprehensive low vision exam includes extensive visual acuity testing to determine the proper low vision aids for the vision impaired. We provide low vision exams for a myriad of different ocular disorders that include:
- Macular Degeneration - Age related macular degeneration is a common cause of blindness in the United States. It causes central vision loss. Risk factors for loss of vision include age, far-sightedness, blue eyes, family history, hypertension and smoking. Patients with macular degeneration in one eye have a 10-12% risk of developing it in their other eye.
- Stargardt Disease - Also know as Fundus Flavimaculatus, it is a hereditary disorder that causes decreased vision in children and young adults.
- Retinitis Pigmentosa - It is a hereditary disorder that often causes night blindness. Central vision loss can occur throughout the disease process.
- Glaucoma - There are many forms of the disease. Glaucoma is usually asymptomatic until the later stages of the disease process. It causes a tunnel vision effect starting with peripheral vision loss.
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- Diabetic Retinopathy