Urgent Eye Care
Dr. Steiner is an expert in the care of common injuries to the eyes. Whether these injuries occur at home or at work, rapid pain relief and restored vision are our concerns. We reserve time in our daily schedule for those requiring urgent care.
Routine Eye Care
The annual examination of your eye health by an “Eye M.D.” provides you with the confidence that you have been examined by a real medical doctor. Disorders like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma are often hereditary. Our testing provides the data that is needed both to detect these problems and to determine the likelihood that these will later occur.
During the course of the routine examination, it is not uncommon for an Eye M.D. to detect problems from medications, problems that might have resulted from medical conditions treated by your other doctors, or medical problems that have previously gone undetected.
In this office we have diagnosed life threatening cancer and tumors that had previously gone undetected. Hospital CT scans and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are sometimes proven inferior to a competent physician’s examination.
Diabetes in the Eye
Among the common ailments that affect our eyes, diabetes is the most threatening. We carefully monitor the back of your eyes for changes that result from diabetes. Our state of the art technology produces images of the very delicate blood vessels and retinal nerve fibers without the need for dilation eye drops.
One of the more frightening realities we all face is the threat of age-related loss of sight. The ophthalmologist’s examination can provide an accurate prediction of your likelihood of later onset of macular degeneration. Our Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) produces three dimensional images of the microscopic retinal tissues to determine whether there is macular degeneration is wet or dry, and other changes, like macular pucker, have occurred.
Glaucoma is a potentially blinding condition although it is painless. You are much more likely to have glaucoma when it has been detected in one of your parents or siblings. The decrease in vision from glaucoma is related to the loss of retinal ganglion cells. Elevated intraocular pressure is the greatest risk factor for development of ganglion cell loss. However there appear to be a number of different mechanisms by which ganglion cell loss may occur. The optic nerve appearance often provides evidence of the presence and progression of glaucoma.
Without expert testing, you cannot know whether you have glaucoma. We include retinal nerve fiber analysis coupled with computerized optic nerve imaging in our glaucoma examinations. This testing can usually be performed without the need for dilation eye drops.
Most individuals who are afflicted with glaucoma can control the problem with the use of daily eye drops and quarterly monitoring.
In the right hands, cataract surgery is both swift and simple; taking less than fifteen minutes and resulting in rapid and magnificent improvement of vision.
When to have treatment for cataracts is decided by taking into account the impact that the cataracts make on one’s life style and the amount of expected visual improvement. We review these considerations with you, and work with only the most trusted and reputable cataract surgeons to assure that your experience is pleasant and rewarding.
Light Flashes and Floaters
When we suddenly experience light flashes or a proliferation of tiny objects floating in our vision, these could possibly signal a tear of the retina. Unless properly evaluated, you could be at risk for detachment of the retina and loss of vision in the affected eye. For this reason, we provide urgent appointments for people who are experiencing flashes and floaters.