Eyecare: Treatment for Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and Dry Eye
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Midwest Eye Consultants is one of the most respected eye health care practices in the United States. At Midwest Eye Consultants, you will find a highly experienced, educated, and compassionate staff. Our team consists of optometrists, ophthalmologists, and technicians who are committed to providing a full spectrum of care for your eye health.
The detection and treatment of cataracts is a central part of Midwest Eye Consultants. Each year, several thousand patients benefit from cataract surgery performed by our world-class team of doctors.
We are proud to offer the latest in advanced intraocular lenses (IOLS). These replace the natural clouded lens of the eye during surgery. Traditionally, the replacement lens used for cataract surgery was a monofocal IOL. This type of lens restored good functional distance vision, but patients still needed to continue wearing reading glasses. Today, you also have the option of multifocal lens, which can improve vision in a full range of distances, near and far. In many cases, these new generation IOLs eliminate the need for glasses!
At Midwest Eye Consultants we use only the latest and most advanced technology, enabling our surgical team to perform no-stitch cataract removal, with foldable IOL placement
Our eye doctors are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in the Western world for persons over the age of 55. There are currently 15 million people in the United States with AMD and the incidence is expected to increase to 25 million over the next 20 years as our population ages.
Midwest Eye Consultants is a leader in the prevention and care of AMD. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including manual and computerized visual field testing, fundus photography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and flourescein augiography. We are now able to measure the relative health of the macula to better determine your risk for AMD. The Midwest Eye Consultants’ team of doctors will also determine other risk factors such as family history, smoking, unprotected exposure to the sun, etc. If you are at risk, we may recommend ocular nutrients to aid in the fight against AMD.
Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States today. Midwest Eye Consultants’ team of doctors and staff excels in delivering the most advanced treatment available to patients with this eye disease.
The Glaucoma Service offers the latest in
state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. This includes both manual and
computerized visual field testing, gonioscopy, tonometry and optic
nerve head imaging with OCT.
We are also proud to offer the selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
procedure for qualified patients. This advanced laser therapy uses low
levels of laser energy to increase the outflow of fluid in patients
with open angel glaucoma and ocular hypertension (OHT). The procedure
is painless and takes minutes to perform. Because it is so effective,
our doctors are sometimes able to decrease the number of necessary
glaucoma medications. In some cases, the need for medications is
Another advanced laser treatment for glaucoma is endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP). ECP utilizes a laser inside the eye to treat glaucoma. ECP is most often used at the time of cataract surgery for patients with both cataracts and glaucoma.
Diabetic Eye Care
The doctors and staff of Midwest Eye Consultants are dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease. This group of eye problems includes diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma, all of which are worsened by inadequate blood sugar control. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of vision impairment among adults with diabetes. It is often without symptoms in its early stages, and vision changes may not occur until the disease has progressed severely.
Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser surgery, which can significantly reduce the risk of further vision loss. Since early detection and treatment are vital to preserving vision, it is especially important that diabetic patients undergo regular eye exams.
|The doctors and staff at Midwest Eye Consultants are authorities in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye, a condition which causes discomfort and irritation of the eyes. Today, dry eye disease is more common than ever. Fortunately, due to new treatment options, dry eye is also more treatable than ever. Through specialized testing we are able to determine whether a patient is suffering from dry eye and then recommend a regime that may involve prescribed artificial tears, nutritional supplements, or, in some cases, prescription eye drops to increase natural tear function.
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Annual Eye Exams
Our optometrists urge all patients to come in annually for a comprehensive eye exam. During your annual eye exam, we will check the general health of your eyes and your vision to establish whether correction is needed. Contact a Midwest Eye Consultants office nearby to schedule an appointment today.