Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in San Mateo

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Protecting Your Vision

Below are a few examples of the common eye diseases we can diagnose and manage. Early detection plays a critical role in treating all of the conditions listed below. Don’t wait until it’s too late – book your annual appointment today.

Diabetic retinopathy: ⅓ of adults over 40 who live with diabetes exhibit signs of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when fluctuating blood sugar levels cause damage to the blood vessels within the eye. Click this link to learn more about diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic macular edema: is a result of diabetic retinopathy. This disease goes a step further and damages the macula, a specific part of the retina. It’s caused by an excess of fluid in the macula. Click this link to learn more about macular edema.

Although these issues can be a worrisome prospect for those who have a diagnosis of (or are at risk of developing) diabetes, vision loss due to diabetic eye disease is highly preventable. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy can reduce the risk of blindness by 95%.

Our Technology

Optical Illusions leverages contemporary ocular diagnostic tools to ensure you receive the most accurate diagnosis and in-depth treatment possible. Using methods and technology such as fundus photography with the Optos Monaco, and Maestro OCT imaging equipment, which provides us with exceptional insight into the presence and progression of diabetic eye disease.

This, unfortunately, common eye disease is characterized by progressive damage to the ocular nerve – which is responsible for transmitting visual information from our eyes to our brains. Glaucoma results in the loss of peripheral vision, which, if left unchecked, eventually leads to blindness.

While there are many different types and causes of glaucoma, the most common underlying issue with this disease is high intraocular pressure. Because glaucoma does not present early symptoms, early diagnosis through a comprehensive eye exam is essential. The earlier glaucoma is detected, the sooner treatment can begin, better safeguarding your vision and eye health.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans over the age of fifty. More often than not, early signs of AMD go unnoticed due to their subtlety, and so it’s common that this disease progresses untreated.

There are two main types of AMD: wet and dry. Dry AMD is much more common than wet, and there is not currently any cure or treatment available. Wet AMD is less common but may cause more severe and rapid vision loss. While there is no cure for either type of AMD, if detected early, wet AMD may be mitigated using intraocular injections.

  • Dry eye disease occurs when the tear film is insufficient in protecting and lubricating the eye.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) may be caused by a variety of external factors such as viruses, allergies, and bacterial infections.
  • Cataracts are the gradual clouding over the lens of the eye, eventually causing it to become opaque. Certain risk factors such as lifestyle, ethnicity, and overall health may cause some people to be more at risk than others.

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Optical Illusions of San Mateo is here to aid you in protecting your vision.

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Our location in the prestigious Hillsdale Shopping Center (beside Nordstrom) means we are open seven days a week and have an abundance of parking.

To better serve your vision needs, we provide evening appointments and offer services in Chinese, Spanish, and English.

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194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA 94403

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Phone: (650) 341-8080
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