We provide diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases which affect the human eye and visual system.
Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem,particularly in older adults and in computer users. With each blink of the eyelids, tears spread across the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. Excess tears in the eyes flow into small drainage ducts in the inner corners of the eyelids, which drain into the back of the nose. Dry eyes can occur when tear production and drainage is not in balance. People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in their eyes; excess watering; and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may cause irreparable damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision. That’s why it is important to treat dry eye disease at the earliest stages. Our optometrists will help devise a treatment plan individually for you.
Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside of the eye increases to the point where it damages the sensitive retinal nerves that line the back of the eye. There are a multitude of tests that we provide to evaluate the possibility of glaucoma. For example, we take detailed photos of the optic nerve for comparison from year to year. Other tests include detailed evaluation of the nerve with optical coherence tomography (OCT). Threshold field tests are also very important in the ongoing evaluations needed to monitor the treatment program which most frequently includes the selection of the most appropriate eye medication.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition where sugar levels start a series of events which end in damaged blood vessel walls. As such, the blood vessels begin to leak fluid or bleed, resulting in hemorrhages and swelling followed by hypoxia and tissue damage. Vision can be lost where some of these hemorrhages and exudative spots occur. The best treatment is to have a yearly eye examination to identify if diabetic retinopathy is present. We carefully examine the back of your eyes and provide you with the results and additionally offer these to other physicians for a multidisciplinary treatment program.
Cataract is a clouding or opacity of the natural lens of the eye. This opacity may be a small spot or may cover the entire lens. When light enters the eye it is scattered, causing images to appear hazy and blurred. There are many different types of cataracts. Ultimately, the best treatment is to remove the cataract lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. This is referred to as cataract surgery. We work closely with the best cataract surgeons in Tulsa. We provide pre- and post-cataract surgery management.
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans, and due to the aging of the U.S. population, the number of people affected by AMD is expected to increase significantly in the years ahead. The health of the macula determines our ability to read, recognize faces, drive, watch television, use a computer, and perform any other visual task that requires us to see fine detail. Macular degeneration is diagnosed as either dry (non-neovascular) or wet (neovascular). Neovascular refers to growth of new blood vessels in an area, such as the macula, where they are not supposed to be. The dry form is more common than the wet form,with about 85 to 90 percent of AMD patients diagnosed with dry AMD. The wet form of the disease usually leads to more serious vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration usually produces a slow, painless loss of vision. In rare cases, however, vision loss can be sudden. Our comprehensive eye exams coupled with retinal photography on all of our patients helps us to diagnose AMD at the earliest stages, and recommend the appropriate nutritional and lifestyle changes to slow progression of AMD.
Keratoconus is a disorder that occurs when the cornea, which is typically rounded, becomes cone-shaped. Treatment of keratoconus is most effective with special designs of contact lenses. Dr. Roddy is one of the nation's leading doctors for keratoconic contact lenses.
Our doctors are extensively trained in the management of all these diseases. We provide both diagnosis and treatment for most of these conditions. We also have hand picked specialists that we feel are exceptionally skilled at providing specialized care in complex cases. Our services are available 5 days a week. We also provide emergency care when injuries or complications occur in your eyesight. We accept major medical insurance as well as Medicare.