Our physicians treat patients from all over Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, including the Fernandina Beach, Callahan, Macclenny, Waycross, and Kinsgland areas. Many of our patients come to us with medical conditions which require individualized treatment plans and personalized care, all of which can be found here at Coastal Vision Center.
Some of the eye conditions treated at Coastal Vision Center include the following:
A cataract is a clouding or discoloring of the normally clear lens of the eye, a normal part of the aging process caused by years of exposure to sunlight. The clouded lens distorts and blocks the passage of light through the eye to the retina, causing vision to be dull, blurred, and indistinct. While cataracts can affect people of any age, they are most common in adults over the age of 60. Our Board-Certified Ophthalmologists provide surgical options to remove the cataract to help restore clear vision.
When the cornea becomes diseased, scarred, or irregularly shaped, the eye cannot see clearly. The experienced physicians at Coastal Vision Center can evaluate the condition and prescribe the most effective treatment that may include medical therapy or contact lenses.
Corneal transplantation may also be required if the cornea does not respond to or improve with medical therapy. Our Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Corneal and Refractive Surgery Physicians are experienced with this procedure and will replace the damaged cornea with a clear, healthy donor tissue to restore vision.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication that can occur with diabetes. This eye condition is the result of the optic nerve becoming damaged when erratic blood sugar levels cause damage to the retina’s blood vessels. This can result in distorted vision, vision loss, and even permanent blindness if left untreated. People with diabetes should schedule an eye exam at least once per year or more often if they are diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy and work to have strict control of their blood sugar; if there are high blood pressure or kidney problems also present, those should be treated by a Primary Care Physician or Specialist as well. The physicians at Coastal Vision Center are very experienced in this disease process and can provide treatment options to help slow its progression.
Macular Degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disease that occurs when the macula (or the central portion of the retina) deteriorates, causing loss of vision, typically the central vision. There is no cure for AMD, but our physicians at Coastal Vision Center offer treatment options to help slow the rate and amount of vision loss associated with this disease.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that occurs when the optic nerve is damaged as a result of fluid buildup in the eye causing high eye pressure. Glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages and most people do not even know that they have it, therefore having regular eye exams can help our physicians diagnose it early to help protect vision for the long-term. Unfortunately, damage from glaucoma is irreversible, but treatment options can include medicated eye drops, Durysta® ocular implants, or surgical options, all working to reduce the pressure in the eye and protect vision for the long-term.
Both a chalazion and stye show up as red or swollen lumps on the eyelid that may or may not be painful and are linked to an infection of the eyelid. In addition, both conditions are typically benign and will disappear on their own without treatment, however, treatment may be necessary if the condition worsens over time. Normally these conditions can be effectively treated with an antibiotic ointment prescribed by one of our doctors at Coastal Vision Center. However, a minor surgical procedure may have to be performed with a small incision in the eyelid in order to remove the infected area if the condition worsens, returns repeatedly, or blocks a person’s vision. An evaluation of the area will be performed by our doctors to decide the best plan to treat the condition.
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If you suffer from any of the above eye conditions or diseases, you have come to the right place! Contact Us today to schedule an appointment so that an experienced doctor at Coastal Vision Center can perform a thorough evaluation and provide an individualized treatment plan to best treat your specific needs.