Conditions Treated

Eye Care Conditions Treated


Keeping your eyes healthy and disease-free is crucial to enjoying good vision at any age. If you're having problems with your eyes, you'll want to see an experienced eye professional as soon as possible. At New Century Ophthalmology in Raleigh and Oxford, we can diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions.

Choosing an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist

When choosing the best care for your eyes, it's important to understand the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist.

      • Optometrist: An optometrist has a doctor of optometry degree (OD), but they are not considered medical doctors. They can perform routine eye exams, prescribe medication, and prescribe corrective glasses and contact lenses.
      • Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist must attend medical school. A licensed ophthalmologist can do everything an optometrist can do plus provide medical care and perform surgery.

Conditions We Treat

The following are several conditions that eye care professionals can treat at New Century Ophthalmology:

    •  Cataracts: Cataracts occur when the lens in your eye becomes cloudy. Cataracts often occur slowly over many years. Symptoms include poor night vision, difficulty seeing colors, and blurry or cloudy vision. Surgery is often performed for this condition.
    •  Corneal Conditions: There are several conditions related to the cornea, which is the outer part at the very front of the eye. These include those related to allergies and injuries. An eye professional may prescribe eye drops for certain corneal conditions, particularly abrasions.
    •  Dry Eye: Dry eye occurs when your eyes don't naturally make enough tears. This condition can cause discomfort and may even affect vision. Ointments, creams, and eye drops are often remedies for dry eye. In more severe cases, inserting plugs in the tear ducts may provide relief.
    • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged. Symptoms can include blurry vision, headaches, and severe eye pain. Medication and laser surgery are common treatment options.
      • Astigmatism: This is when part of the eye curves in an abnormal direction. This causes distorted or blurry vision both near and far. Treatment for astigmatism often includes glasses or contacts.

Contact Our Eye Care Professionals in Raleigh and Oxford

At New Century Ophthalmology, our doctor is a board-certified ophthalmologist. We provide a variety of services, including care for cataracts, corneal problems, diabetic eye diseases, and dry eye. Our team offers everything from comprehensive eye exams to eye surgery. Whether you need to select new contacts and eyeglasses or need treatment and even surgery for an eye condition, we can provide the expert eye care you need. Call us today at New Century Ophthalmology in Raleigh and Oxford for more information.

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