At Engle Eyewear in Wilkes Barre, PA, we're committed to providing you with the best possible eye care. After a vision exam, we'll work with you to find the best ways to treat and manage your condition. Dr. Helen Chandoha-Knott and our other staff members can provide the optometry services you need for healthy eyes.
Eye Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Treatment for eye disease is more effective when the condition is diagnosed in the early stages, which is why a regular eye exam is recommended. Once diagnosed, your eye doctor can help you find the best way to manage and treat your condition. Our optician can also design and fit corrective lenses so that you can see clearly.
Although macular degeneration can't be cured, treatment can slow the progression of this disease, preventing complete vision loss. Treatments for this condition include low vision aids, anti-angiogenic drugs, and laser therapy. After diagnosis, we'll monitor your condition closely and make treatment recommendations.
Cataract surgery can remove cataracts, effectively treating this condition. This procedure usually results in significant vision improvements. While the prospect of cataract surgery may seem intimidating, the surgery can be completed in less than 20 minutes and doesn't require an overnight hospital stay.
Adults with diabetes are at risk of diabetic retinopathy, which causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina. It can cause significant vision loss and even blindness. While it is sometimes possible to treat this condition through diabetes management, some patients may need surgery or laser treatment.
To treat glaucoma, it's necessary to reduce pressure in the eye. This can be done through drainage tubers, filtering surgery, laser therapy, or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGs). Your optometrist can discuss treatment options with you and make recommendations.
Eye Disease Co-Management
Careful management can minimize the effects of eye disease. Care providers like ophthalmologists and an optometrist should collaborate to provide patients with more effective eye care. If you require surgery after your eye disease diagnosis, we offer eye disease co-management and can work with you and your surgeon to ensure that you're well-cared for before and after your procedure.
Complete Optometry Services
It's important to monitor your vision and protect your eye health. A vision exam can detect eye disease in its early stages, allowing you to receive more effective treatment. Dr. Helen Chandoha-Knott will work with other care providers after your eye exam, ensuring that you always receive the best possible care. Call Engle Eyewear in Wilkes Barre, PA at (570) 208-1111 to make an appointment with an eye doctor or optician.