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Spring Valley Eye Doctor

Spring Valley Eye Doctor

Our Spring Valley eye doctor, Glenn Roter, OD, takes the time to explain to our patients that diabetes increases your risk of glaucoma and cataracts, but can also cause the eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. As the most common diabetic eye disease, and a leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of your retina that may swell and leak fluid. Our diabetic eye exam is especially important because if you do have diabetic retinopathy, you may not initially notice any changes to your vision, but in time it can worsen and cause vision loss.

Diabetic Eye Disease Spring Valley

Diabetic Eye Disease Spring Valley

During our comprehensive exam, which is the only reliable means of detecting diabetic retinopathy, your pupil is dilated, a device called an ophthalmoscope is used to view your retina, and the extent of the retinopathy will be determined. The best therapy is prevention and studies show that strict control of blood sugar levels can greatly lower the risk of vision loss from this disease. Sometimes the first treatment recommended by our Spring Valley eye doctor is laser surgery, or laser “photocoagulation.” This treatment uses heat from a laser to seal or destroy abnormal, leaking blood vessels in your retina and reabsorb the excess fluid. The main goal of this treatment, of course, is to prevent further vision loss.

To explain another surgical treatment for diabetic retinopathy, vitrectomy, is the removal of the vitreous gel. Vitrectomy does not cure the disease, but it can improve vision in some patients who have developed bleeding into the vitreous gel. Earlier detection of retinopathy, through dilated eye exams, can help you decide to have surgery when it is most effective. Dr. Roter will explain the best treatment options for you so you know what to expect as you proceed

If you have diabetes, we can’t stress enough how important regularly scheduled diabetic eye exams are, especially to prevent loss of vision. Not only are they necessary to detect any threatening problems, but to help treat them as well. Research shows that in the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. Our Spring Valley eye doctor is here to diagnose, treat, prevent and educate you, so you not only know what your best treatment options are but understand them. We are aware that the general doctor who treats your diabetes also checks your eyes, but you should still get an eye exam every 1-2 years by an eye doctor who specializes in people with diabetes.

Diabetic Eye Care Spring Valley
5200 S. Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702-368-0092

Spring Valley Eye Exam

Spring Valley Eye Exam

The acclaimed staff of Walmart Vision Center are equipped and trained to provide comprehensive vision assessments and eye health evaluations to patients of all ages, including infants and seniors. Our team of licensed Spring Valley family optometrists are certified in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sight-stealing eye diseases that afflict young children, such as amblyopia and strabismus, and older generations, like glaucoma and cataracts. During a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Glenn Roter, various tests are performed to ensure that if an eye disorder or disease is present, it is detected at the earliest possible stage.

Spring Valley Ocular Assessment

Spring Valley Ocular Assessment

Specific ocular instruments with high magnification are used to evaluate the external and internal structures of your eye, including your retina. Often before you experience any symptoms, our eye doctors can find evidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Additionally, eye diseases, such as cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are easily detected during this thorough examination of your ocular health. One such test that aids in the diagnosis of glaucoma is the measuring of your intraocular pressure with a non-contact tonometer. This machine gently blows a puff of air toward the eye and determines your eye pressure by the amount of air that rebounds off the eyeball. In general, your intraocular pressure is a good indicator of the overall health of your eye, which makes this a very important test.

Apart from diagnosing eye diseases and disorders, eye examinations with Dr. Glenn Roter at Walmart Vision Center are focused on determining the state of your vision. From visual field screening to objective refractive error measurement, our eye exams test how well you see, how well your eyes work together, and how well your eyes can focus. To solve these vision-related issues, your Spring Valley eye doctor will determine the appropriate optical prescription, which you can fill directly in Walmart Vision Center.

Family Optometrist Spring Valley
5200 S. Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702-368-0092