Steven R. Young, M.D., P.C.

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Regular eye exams, including prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses

Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining optimal eye health and ensuring clear vision. These exams, conducted by optometrists or ophthalmologists, involve a comprehensive evaluation of both visual acuity and overall eye health. They determine the need for corrective lenses like glasses or contact lenses, providing accurate prescriptions to address any refractive errors. By monitoring changes in vision and detecting potential eye conditions or diseases in their early stages, regular eye exams play a vital role in preventing and treating vision problems, ultimately promoting long-term eye wellness. 


Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is a common and effective procedure that involves removing a cloudy lens (cataract) from the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Cataracts are a natural part of aging and can cause blurred vision, glare, and difficulty seeing in low light conditions. The surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and is known for its high success rate and minimal risk. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision, breaks up the cataract using ultrasound or laser technology, and then inserts the IOL. Patients usually experience improved vision shortly after surgery, with a relatively quick recovery period. Cataract surgery has the potential to significantly enhance quality of life by restoring clear vision and reducing visual impairment caused by cataracts.


Glaucoma management, including medical and laser treatment for glaucoma

Glaucoma management involves various strategies aimed at controlling the progression of glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that can lead to irreversible vision loss. Medical treatment for glaucoma typically involves the use of eye drops to lower intraocular pressure, the primary risk factor for the disease. These medications work by either reducing the production of fluid in the eye or improving its drainage. In cases where eye drops alone are insufficient, laser treatment may be recommended. Laser trabeculoplasty is a common procedure that helps improve the outflow of fluid from the eye, thus reducing intraocular pressure. It is a relatively quick and safe procedure performed in an outpatient setting. Both medical and laser treatments aim to prevent further damage to the optic nerve and preserve vision, underscoring the importance of regular eye examinations and early detection for effective glaucoma management


Eye exams to screen for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases

These exams are important because they help check for specific eye problems like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other diseases that can affect your eyes. We will carefully look at your eyes to see if there are any signs of these conditions. It’s a way to catch problems early and make sure you get the right treatment if needed. By getting regular eye exams from Dr. Young, you can take good care of your eyes and keep them healthy.


Management of eye conditions related to systemic diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, medications that need to be monitored for eye side effects, etc.

The management of eye conditions related to systemic diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, involves a comprehensive approach to address the potential ocular manifestations and side effects of medications. Autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, can affect the eyes and require careful monitoring and treatment. Additionally, certain medications used to manage systemic conditions can have adverse effects on ocular health, such as retinal toxicity or dry eyes. Therefore, close collaboration between ophthalmologists, rheumatologists, and other specialists is crucial to ensure proper management. Regular eye exams are essential in monitoring any changes or complications related to these systemic conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention. By providing appropriate treatment and closely monitoring medication side effects, healthcare professionals can effectively manage eye conditions associated with systemic diseases, minimizing visual impairment and preserving ocular health.


Treatment of eye infections or injuries

The treatment of eye infections or injuries requires prompt and specialized care to ensure optimal healing and prevent further complications. Eye infections, such as conjunctivitis or keratitis, are commonly caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi and may require prescription eye drops or oral medications to eliminate the infection. Eye injuries, including foreign object penetration or trauma, necessitate immediate medical attention to minimize damage and prevent vision loss. Treatment may involve removing foreign objects, cleaning the affected area, and prescribing antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications. In severe cases, surgical intervention may be required. Prompt diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and diligent follow-up care are essential to mitigate the risk of complications and promote a swift and successful recovery. Seeking professional medical assistance is crucial for the effective treatment of eye infections or injuries.

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