Eye Disease Management
Like any other part of your body, your eyes are vulnerable to disease throughout your life – especially as you grow older. Attending regular eye examinations with Dr. Brooks is the best way to protect your eyes from common conditions that can threaten your vision.
At Brooks Eye Associates, we use advanced diagnostic technology to evaluate your general eye health, helping us identify problems before they become serious, and effectively manage them to protect your vision.
If you are currently experiencing any type of eye pain, please see our page: Diagnosing Eye Pain.
Types of Eye Diseases
There are many different types of eye diseases, but some of the most frequent problems we help patients with include:
- Macular degeneration – Damage to the retina that results in gradual vision loss in the center of your vision (called the macula).
- Diabetic retinopathy – Abnormal changes in the retina’s blood vessels causing them to leak fluid and the retina to swell.
- Blepharitis – A swelling or inflammation of the eyelids causing eye irritation.
- Retinal detachment – A major eye disorder that involves the retina detaching from its underlying layer of supportive tissue. If you are seeing floaters and flashes, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Retinal detachment is a medical emergency that can quickly lead to blindness.
We also treat ocular surface diseases: disorders on the cornea’s surface that can affect your visual acuity and quality of life. Dry eye syndrome is the most common ocular surface disease that we see. Other disorders include ocular rosaceous, corneal scarring, allergies, chemical, and thermal burns, and immunological conditions.
Protecting Your Vision for a Lifetime
All too often, eye diseases go unrecognized and untreated in patients. Whether you are noticing symptoms of a new problem, or you need help managing a chronic problem, our board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Dain Brooks has the experience and resources you need to protect your vision for a lifetime.
If you are looking for an eye disease specialist you can trust, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today or call (972) 736-9347 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in North Texas, including Plano, Frisco, and Dallas.