Ophthalmology Services in Tampa Bay
Finding the best eye doctor for your unique needs is an essential component of ophthalmologic care. BayCare Medical Group’s specialists throughout the Tampa Bay area offer comprehensive eye care for people at all stages of life. From basic eye exams and diagnostic testing for vision problems to state-of-the-art surgeries for complex eye conditions, we offer it all.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
More than 25 million Americans suffer from vision loss related to diabetes. Over time, long-term high blood sugar levels can damage the small blood vessels of the retina and result in:
- Blurred vision
- Areas of dark vision
- Problems seeing color
If you have diabetes, annual eye exams are necessary to diagnose diabetic retinopathy early and prevent total vision loss. In addition to diabetes management, diabetic retinopathy surgery may be a treatment option for people suffering from this condition. Laser surgery can help to stop or slow the fluid leakage in the eye due to damaged blood vessels. If laser surgery is a necessary course of treatment, your ophthalmologist will refer you to a retina specialist.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. A cataract can be caused by an eye injury, diabetes, overexposure to sunlight or from certain medications. The most common kind of cataract is related to aging. Symptoms of cataracts can include sensitivity to light, double vision, halos around lights and decreased night vision. Cataract surgery, which involves removal of the clouded lens and implantation of an artificial lens, is often the best treatment option for this eye condition.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment with an experienced ophthalmologist who can diagnose your condition and get you the treatment you need.
For a physician referral, call (844) 260-7144.