Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. Conjunctivitis can be from bacterial or viral origins. Symptoms included but are not limited to: Redness, burning, pain, light sensitivity, thick yellow discharge, and blurred vision. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital for an excellent prognosis. Brilliant Eyes Vision Center is one of the few practices in the Metro Atlanta area that has a RPS adeno plus detector, this test is a non-invasive in office procedure that helps determine if the conjunctivitis is viral or bacterial. Early detection is necessary for proper treatment and management. Dr. Davison and her team have had great success in treating patients suffering from Conjunctivitis. Dr. Davison and her team examine patients as young as 12 months of age for conjunctivitis treatment. Most conjunctivitis conditions can be very contagious; if you are experiencing conjunctivitis symptoms please call our office immediately to schedule a medical office visit.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids and the formation of dense “flakes” at the base of the eyelid margin. Blepharitis has a bacterial origin (staphylococcal) or can be secondary to a skin condition acne rosacea. Symptoms include but are not limited to, itchy eyelids, red eyelids, dry eyes, red eyes, burning, gritty eye sensation and crusting of the eyelids. If left untreated Blepharitis can lead to conjunctivitis, misdirected eye lashes and inflammation of the cornea. Early detection is necessary for proper treatment and management. Dr. Davison and her team have had great success in treating patients suffering from Blepharitis. Dr. Davison and her team examine patients as young as 12 months of age for Blepharitis treatment. Blepharitis is not contagious; if you are experiencing Blepharitis symptoms please call our office immediately to schedule a medical office visit.
Uveitis is the inflammation of the eye; structures included are the iris, anterior chamber, retina, vitreous and choroid of the eye. Uveitis is broken down into three types: Anterior Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis and Immediate Uveitis. Uveitis is usually an isolated illness, but can be associated with many conditions, including diseases with major involvement of other body parts. Systemic diseases usually associated with Uveitis include but are not limited to: Crohn’s Disease, Sarcoidosis, Behçet's disease, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and Multiple sclerosis. Symptoms such as extreme redness, light sensitivity, blurred vision and floating spots can be sudden and severe. Early detection and diagnosis is key in successful treatment of Uveitis. Dr. Davison and her team examine patients as young as 5 years of age and older for Uveitis treatment. Uveitis can be sight threatening, if you are experiencing Uveitis symptoms please call our office immediately to schedule a medical office visit.
Eye allergies are very common here in Ga, according to the 2013 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America rankings, Atlanta ranked #74 for top 100 cities with the worst fall allergies. Eye allergies are not sight threatening; however, they can be very irritating and make contact lens wear uncomfortable. The major symptoms associated with eye allergies are itching, tearing, redness and swelling of the eye lids. Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, is the most common form of ocular and nasal allergy. Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis is divided into two classifications: Seasonal and Perennial. Seasonal allergy, presents with an onset of “hay fever” during the summer months, it is the most common and mildest form of allergy. The most common allergens are pollens. Perennial allergic conjunctivitis causes symptoms throughout the year, with exacerbation in autumn, when exposure to dust mites and fungal allergens are the greatest. Because the eyes are often a significant component of your allergies, they deserve specific attention and treatment. Early detection is necessary for proper treatment and management. Dr. Davison and her team have had great success in treating patients suffering from eye allergies. Dr. Davison and her team treat patients as young as 12 months of age and older for allergies. If you are experiencing ocular allergy symptoms call Dr. Davison to set up an appointment for a medical office visit for ocular allergies.
Ambloypia or “lazy eye” refers to reduced vision in one eye secondary to visual deprivation early in life. Amblyopia is unrelated to any eye health problem and is not correctable with lenses. Amblyopia is often associated with crossed-eyes or a large difference in the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism between the two eyes. It usually develops before the age of six. Symptoms for Ambloypia are not obvious, because it usually only affects one eye. Symptoms include but are not limited to: favoring on eye, head tilt, bumping into objects on one side. Amblyopia is treatable with prescription lenses, prisms, vision therapy and eye patching. However, the chances of an excellent prognosis after treatment are reduced for patients past adolescent age. Early detection is necessary for proper treatment and management. Dr. Davison and her team have had great success in treating patients suffering from Ambloypia. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have a comprehensive optometric examination by the age of 6 months and again at age 3.Dr. Davison and her team treat patients as young as 3 years of age and older for Ambloypia. If you are experiencing possible symptoms of Ambloypia call Dr. Davison to set up an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam.
Diabetic Eye Care:
Patients suffering from type 1 diabetes have an autoimmune destruction on pancreatic cells resulting in a decrease in insulin production. Patients with type 2 diabetes their body does not use insulin properly. In type 2 diabetics at first, the pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for insulin deficiency. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep the blood glucose at normal levels. The incidence of patients suffering from type 2 diabetes is on the rise. The 2011 CDC report on Diabetic statistics concluded that, nearly 26 million Americans are living with Type 2 Diabetes and 79 million Americans have Pre-Diabetes. Those statistics are expected to rise significantly by the 2050. Diabetes is a microvasular (small blood vessels) disease, which affects important structures in the body including the eye. Individuals who suffer from Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) have higher chance of developing retina damage secondary to Diabetes, glaucoma and cataracts. Thus, it is recommended that diabetic patients receive a dilated eye exam at least once per year. Dr. Davison and her team understand the concept of “total health care,” the eye care professionals at Brilliant Eyes Vision Center work closely with primary care providers, dentist, podiatrist and retina specialist to ensure overall eye health for patients suffering from Diabetes. Dr. Davison and her team manage patients suffering from both Type 1 and 2 diabetes, if you are diabetic and need your annual diabetic exam please call our office to schedule your diabetic exam.
Age- related Macular Degeneration:
Age-related Macular degeneration is an eye disease that heavily affects the elderly population (patients 55 and older). Macular degeneration results in damage to the macula over time causing loss of sharp central vision. Macular degeneration is divided into “dry” or “wet” degeneration. The dry form of AMD is the most common form and precedes wet AMD. Dry AMD is when cells in the macula begin to breakdown and are not functioning properly, the damaged cells cause blurred central vision in the affected eye. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels in the retina begin to grow in the macula. These blood vessels are weak and fragile they leak blood and fluid into the macula, resulting in macula edema and decreased vision in the affected eye. There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, however if detected in time there are several treatment options that help maintain visual function. Dr. Davison and her team understand that AMD is a sight threatening condition. The eye doctors at Brilliant Eyes Vision Center take pride in staying up to date with the latest treatment and management options for patients suffering with AMD. Also, Dr. Davison and her team have partnered with some of the best retina specialist in the Metro Atlanta area who use FDA approved injections to treat patients with AMD. If you feel you may be suffering from AMD please call our office to schedule a medical office visit.