Ocular Surface Disease in Nashville, TN
Ocular surface disease encompasses several conditions that affect the cornea of your eye. These conditions require evaluation and treatment to prevent complications. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers ocular surface disease treatment for the residents of Nashville, Brentwood, Green Hills, and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What is Ocular Surface Disease?
When you meet with Dr. Horn for your eye examination, he may use the phrase “ocular surface disease,” a broad medical term that describes various eye conditions that affect the surface of your eye. Specific conditions may include:
- Dry eye
- Eye allergies
- Meibomian gland dystrophy
- Certain types of injuries
- Scarring caused by certain treatments for glaucoma
Symptoms of ocular surface disease are:
- Vision loss and blindness
- Poor vision
Benefits of Ocular Surface Disease Treatment
Treating your ocular surface disease delays the progression of the condition and prevents further complications, up to and including loss of vision. Treatment will also help alleviate the symptoms, give you better vision and improve your ability to perform daily tasks.
How is Ocular Surface Disease Diagnosed?
Ocular surface disease is diagnosed by discussing symptoms with the patient, along with a comprehensive eye examination and a series of condition-specific tests. A special dye may be placed in the eye to evaluate for erosions and injuries to the cornea.
Who is at Risk for Developing Ocular Surface Disease?
The conditions listed under ocular surface disease are caused by a variety of issues, so anyone can develop ocular surface disease at any stage of their lifetime. If Dr. Horn recognizes a risk factor for a specific condition, he will make recommendations on ways that you can protect your eyes and reduce your risk.
Ocular Surface Disease Treatment
Treatment for ocular surface disease is based upon the specific condition that is involved in your case. The recommended treatment may be non-surgical or surgical depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Common treatments are:
- Warm compresses
- Gentle massage
- Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory or lubricating eye drops
- Oral medications
- Surgery to remove scar tissue
- Corneal transplants
How Much Does Ocular Surface Disease Treatment Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your ocular surface disease treatment may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
Ocular surface disease encompasses several eye conditions that interfere with vision and eye health. At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers ocular surface disease treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!