Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Fargo

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Safeguard Your Sight

Eye diseases are not uncommon and they can damage your vision permanently. Many eye diseases progress without any noticeable symptoms.

The good news is, once we identify a disease it becomes much easier to treat. We can often slow down progression or prevent vision loss.

The best way to ensure your eyes stay healthy is to diagnose an eye disease early. Book a comprehensive eye exam today to protect your most precious asset—your sight.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases often characterized by high intraocular pressure. The pressure buildup slowly damages your optic nerve and eventually, you will experience irreversible vision loss. The slow, often symptom-free progression of glaucoma has earned it the nickname “the silent thief of sight.

Risk Factors

There are several risk factors that could contribute to the development of glaucoma:

  • A family history of the diseases
  • Extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Past eye injuries
  • Use of corticosteroids
  • Heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Age (over 60 years old)

During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. McCulley will check your intraocular pressure. This will help evaluate your current risk for glaucoma.

Cataracts

Blurry vision, even while wearing glasses or contact lenses, could be a sign of cataracts.

When the eye’s normally clear lens becomes cloudy and opaque, light is unable to focus properly. Vision becomes blurry. The cloudy portions are called cataracts.

Cataracts usually occur as a result of age, but other factors may also put you at risk:

If you notice any of the following symptoms, you might be developing cataracts:

  • Reduced intensity of color vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Hazy vision
  • Blurry vision even in corrective lenses

If cataracts are not yet in an advanced stage, they can be treated by increasing your corrective lens prescription. Anti-glare coatings on glasses might also help. But, if cataracts are decreasing your quality of life significantly, surgery could be the best option.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in the United States. Diabetic retinopathy impacts one-third of Americans over the age of 40 living with diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious disease that threatens sight. When blood sugar from diabetes gets too high, there can be damage to blood vessels throughout the body. If blood vessels in the retina become damaged, they may swell and break.

Broken retinal blood vessels cause the retina to swell and vision blurs.

If you have diabetes, you should get an annual eye exam. Dr. McCulley will evaluate your particular situation and may recommend more frequent examinations.

Early Diagnosis Is A Must

At McCulley Optix Gallery, we have the diagnostic technology—and the experience—to diagnose a range of eye diseases. Your health is our primary concern. Book an appointment to preserve your sight today.

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Where to Find Us

You can find our practice in the second building of the South Creek Shopping Center, next to Verizon Wireless. You can enter the shopping centre by turning onto 25th Street from 32nd Avenue and turning again on Kirsten Lane South.

Our Address

2553 Kirsten Lane South
Fargo, ND 58104

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Hours Of Operation

Monday
9 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
9 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
9 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

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