The Eye Gallery

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Wichita

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Undiagnosed and untreated eye diseases can lead to vision impairment and eventual blindness. There are about 1 in 28 Americans over 40 living with low vision or blindness. Indeed, the leading causes of blindness and low vision in the United States are age-related eye diseases like:

Each of these diseases is detectable during routine, comprehensive eye exams. And, although serious, early detection and early treatment can prevent potential vision loss.

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

While macular degeneration can happen at any age, it is most common in those over 60. True to its namesake, age is a major risk factor for AMD.

AMD is a progressive deterioration of the macula, which is the part of your retina responsible for your central vision. As the macula wears out (due to age), hazy, fuzzy, or opaque spots form in your central vision.

AMD symptoms include:

  • Distortion of straight lines, especially near central vision
  • Fuzzy, dark, or white spots appear in central vision
  • Worse or different color vision (rare)
Diagnosing AMD

During a comprehensive eye exam, we search for signs of AMD using ocular coherence tomography (OCT). This extremely precise imaging method measures your eyes’ structures and cells to within 5 microns of accuracy. In conjunction with OCT, we use an extremely detailed retinal camera to take high-resolution images of your retina and macula.

With these technologies, we get a clear depiction of your eye and the stage of your AMD.

Schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Baldwin and discuss your macular degeneration symptoms.

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration: atrophic (dry) and exudative (wet).

  • Dry AMD: Dry AMD accounts for approximately 90% of cases of AMD. As the macular cells begin to age, their properties change, and they begin to cease function. Drusen, yellow deposits of fatty proteins, form underneath the retina and impair vision.
  • Wet AMD: Wet AMD is more severe than dry AMD. Wet AMD occurs when weak blood vessels that form under the retina begin to leak blood and other fluids into the macula. This has a serious effect on vision and can be quite damaging, causing permanent vision loss.

What Are Cataracts?

Nearly 90% of Americans have developed a cataract by age 65, and the probability increases the older we get. An estimated 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts in one or both eyes.

Cataracts are the clouding of the eyes’ natural lens, which leads to impaired vision and potential blindness. While they are commonly related to the aging process, there are different kinds of cataracts that can affect people of any age.

Cataract symptoms include:

  • Blurry or cloudy vision, like looking through lightly-frosted glass
  • Halos and glare from lights, especially when driving at night
  • Changes in your color perception
  • Frequent changes in your eyeglass or contact lens prescription
Managing & Treating Cataracts

Cataracts progress slowly and are manageable in their early stages with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. They will continually worsen over time. When they start to impact your ability to read, write, drive, or perform other daily tasks, you may qualify for cataract surgery.

We will diagnose your cataracts during a comprehensive eye exam. This exam uses dilation, so be sure to arrange for transportation home.

What Is Glaucoma?

At The Eye Gallery, we understand the unique challenges and requirements that glaucoma places on the lives of the people it touches. As a team, we can work together to control your glaucoma, minimize its impact on your life, and manage its progression so that you can enjoy a lifetime of great vision.

Diagnosing Glaucoma Using the Latest Technology

An essential part of managing glaucoma is understanding its depth of progression. The latest technologies allow our eye care team to take precise, high-definition photos of your inner-eye and optic nerve.

This intimate understanding of your eye health allows Dr. Baldwin to create and carefully monitor your personalized treatment plan.

Please schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Baldwin and learn more about our eye health approach.

There are many different types and causes of glaucoma. Each form leads to the progressive damage of the optic nerve, which is responsible for enabling communication between the eye and the brain. Glaucoma is commonly related to increased internal eye pressure, but not always.

Glaucoma has earned the nickname of “the silent thief of sight” because it causes severe and irreversible eye damage before any noticeable vision loss. Glaucoma often erodes vision, starting with side (peripheral) vision, and does so without announcing its symptoms or drawing immediate attention to its progression.

One version of glaucoma—acute angle-closure glaucoma—presents serious symptoms and is a medical emergency. Symptoms include:

  • Severe headache
  • Hazy, blurred vision
  • Sudden eye pain
  • Halos around bright lights
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Sudden loss of sight in one or both eyes

Book your appointment with Dr. Baldwin and start protecting your eyes

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Wichita, KS 67206

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Phone: (316) 315-0321
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