Eye Diseases

eye diseases

At Grove Eye Care, we strive to give you the best quality service possible. We have a full range of optical equipment to ensure that you receive the quality care you have come to expect. Give us a call today!

The expert team at Grove Eye Care diagnoses and treats eye diseases ranging from dry eye and conjunctivitis to more serious diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

When diagnosed and treated early, many eye diseases can be controlled so patients can preserve their eyesight.

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Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition. Often, dry eye is part of the natural aging process but can also be caused by eyelid problems, medications, dry climate, wind, and dust or general health problems like arthritis or hormonal changes.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. People with a family history of glaucoma, African Americans, and those who are very nearsighted or diabetic are at a higher risk of developing the disease.

The most common type of glaucoma develops gradually and painlessly, without symptoms. A rare type occurs rapidly and symptoms may include blurred vision, loss of side vision, seeing colored rings around lights and pain or redness in the eyes.

We have the state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat glaucoma including visual field testing and optical coherence tomography. The optical coherence tomographer is a non-invasive imaging machine that provides a cross-section view of the retina, allowing our doctors to measure the sensitive retinal tissue down to the micron.


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Cataracts

A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Depending on its size and location, it can interfere with normal vision. Symptoms of cataracts include blurred or hazy vision, difficulty distinguishing between certain colors, sensitivity to glare from lights, particularly when driving at night and seeing multiple images. Our doctors can easily evaluate your eyes to determine if you have a cataract and monitor it appropriately.

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” is the inability of one eye to see details. It is the most common cause of vision problems in children. Symptoms may include an eye that turns in or out, eyes that do not appear to work together, inability to judge depth correctly, and poor vision in one eye. Amblyopia often goes undetected by parents and pediatricians of young children because the child is functioning normally by using the better-seeing eye. Your Grove Eye Care doctor can provide more information about diagnosing and treating lazy eye.

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Conjunctivitis

Commonly called “pink eye,” is caused by a contagious virus or bacteria. Your body’s allergies to pollen, cosmetics, animals or fabrics often bring on allergic conjunctivitis, and irritants like air pollution, noxious fumes, and chlorine in swimming pools may produce the chemical form of conjunctivitis. Viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis can be treated with eye drops if caught early in the disease process. If you are experiencing symptoms of conjunctivitis your Grove Eye Care optometrist can diagnose the cause and prescribe effective treatment.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America. It results from changes to the macula, a portion of the retina that is the responsible central vision in the back of the eye. Symptoms include a gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark or empty area appearing in the center of vision. Patients experiencing any of these symptoms should schedule an appointment for our doctors to provide a thorough examination. Our office has state-of-the-art imaging devices that can aid in our diagnosis and treatment of macular issues.

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We Also Treat Eye Diseases Including:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Vitreous Detachment

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Optic Atrophy

  • Iritis/Antrior Uveitis

  • Ocular Migraine

  • Acanthamoeba

  • Blepharitis

  • Keratoconus

  • Ocular Hypertension

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Richmond:
(804) 353-3937
Midlothian:
(804) 888-8998
8048888998 8048888999 14431 Suite B Sommerville Court
Midlothian, VA 23113