Diabetics can have this eye disease which causes damage to blood vessels in the retina. They can swell and leak, or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. These changes can steal your vision.
With glaucoma, fluid builds up increasing eye pressure and thus damaging the optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60. But blindness from glaucoma often can be prevented with early treatment.
Age-related macular degeneration is when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. You lose your central vision, and cannot see fine details. It is a leading cause of vision loss in people 50 years or older.
Dr. Tad Baum provides eye exams for adults and children ages 8 and up, eye surgery such as cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and other retina problems, corneal diseases and dry eye, as well as eye exams for cataracts and eye glasses.