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Treatment and Management of Ocular Diseases

Most of our patients know someone who has been diagnosed with an ocular disease or have been diagnosed with one themselves. At Pavletic Eye Care it is our priority to look for early signs of these conditions to allow for prompt treatment, management and preservation of eyesight. 


​There are many ocular conditions that have the potential to permanently damage your vision. Some of the more common conditions include: 

Diabetes causes damage to tissues and blood vessels throughout the body, including in the eye. If not monitored with an annual eye exam, diabetes can cause permanent damage to the eye resulting in vision loss. 

The formation of cataracts are a normal part of aging and are commonly seen in patients older than 60. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of cataracts, as well as how to proceed if they are impacting your daily life. 

Glaucoma is a disease that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve within your eye. Damage to the optic nerve causes loss of side vision, which often goes unnoticed until late stages of the disease. Early detection is important to slow disease progression.

Macular degeneration is a condition that damages the macula, which is responsible for your sharp, central vision. When damaged it can cause disruption to your central vision, or even a blind spot in late stages of the disease.

Dry eye syndrome (DES) occurs when your eyes are unable to produce sufficient tears to lubricate your eye resulting in irritated, watery eyes. Learn more about DES and what you can do to have clear and comfortable vision.

Hydroxychloriquine, also known as Plaquenil is a medication that is often prescribed for various types of arthritis or auto-immune disorders. This medication has been known to have ocular side effects which should be screened for yearly with a dilated eye exam and additional testing. 

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