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Eye Conditions and Eye Disease Co-Management

Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own, never to appear again. The articles below will give you a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don't look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your eye doctor.

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Eye Conditions in Cerritos

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When you have farsightedness (hyperopia), you can see distant objects clearly, but nearby objects may appear blurry. In most cases, farsightedness is present at birth and tends to run in families. The condition can be easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.


Astigmatism is a common refractive error that can cause blurry vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea or lens. The most common way to correct astigmatism is with prescription contact lenses or glasses.


Presbyopia is age-related farsightedness and is considered a natural part of the aging process that often begins in a person's 40s. People with presbyopia may find it difficult to read small print or clearly see near objects. Presbyopia treatment often consists of prescription glasses or contacts to correct vision.


A person with myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, sees distant objects as blurry or out of focus, such as the board in a classroom, the television, or the clock on the wall. During your eye exam, the eye doctor will note a negative sign such as -1.00 or -2.25 to indicate myopia, which can be corrected with corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.

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Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome, also called dry eye disease, is a chronic condition caused by either insufficient tears or an imbalance in one of the elements that make up your tears. Dry eye symptoms include dry, gritty, watery, itchy, red and irritated eyes.

Treatment for dry eye syndrome depends on the underlying cause, and a thorough dry eye evaluation with your optometrist will help determine the best treatment plan for you. Your optometrist may recommend eye drops for dry eyes or other methods of treatment.

If you’d like to learn more or have any concerns, book an appointment at Esther Ahn Optometry in Cerritos today.

Eye Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Early detection and treatment of eye diseases is essential for maintaining healthy vision.

Our proactive approach to eye care is why we offer a range of services for eye disease management for our patients in Cerritos.

Some of the common eye diseases we treat are listed below.

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Eye Disease Management in Cerritos

Computer-Assisted Eye Exams

Our Optomap Retinal Imaging System allows us to provide our patients with the most comprehensive and advanced eye care services available. These computer-assisted eye exams help us capture ultra-wide, high-resolution images of the retina, resulting in fast and accurate results. This enables us to easily detect eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy in their early stages, which helps prevent vision loss.

Contact us today to schedule your computer-assisted eye exam to screen for serious eye diseases.

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Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damages the eye's optic nerve and tends to worsen over time. The two most common forms of the disease are open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma is less severe and often presents no noticeable symptoms until irreversible damage has occurred. Signs of angle-closure glaucoma include blurry or hazy vision, eye redness, nausea and vomiting, severe eye or forehead pain, and seeing rainbows or halos. Seek emergency medical care if you experience any of those symptoms.


Cataracts form as a natural part of the aging process. Over time, the proteins in the eye's natural lens begin to clump together, forming a cloudy mass called a cataract. Cataract treatment involves undergoing cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial one.

Cataracts Co-Management

Cataracts are an eye condition that can affect people of all ages, but are much more common in older adults. They cause the eye’s natural lens to become cloudy, resulting in blurry vision. Like many eye conditions, cataracts can also lead to blindness if left untreated.

Fortunately, at [tokens name='practice'], we offer comprehensive cataract co-management services to help patients with this condition. Our experienced optometrists work closely with skilled eye surgeons to create a tailored treatment plan that ensures the best outcome possible.

Co-management includes diagnosis, referring you to a cataract surgeon, and regular follow-ups after surgery.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common eye disease that causes the macula, the part of the retina responsible for sharp central vision, to deteriorate over a period of time. At Esther Ahn Optometry, our experienced optometrists treat and manage macular degeneration to minimize vision loss.

Treatment may include Anti-VEGF injections and laser photocoagulation therapy to preserve remaining vision. Our eye doctors help patients manage low vision by suggesting lifestyle and dietary changes, and low vision aids and devices.

Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetes can greatly impact your eyes and vision and early detection and treatment facilitate the best possible outcomes. That's why having regular diabetic eye exams is crucial for diabetic patients. If you or a loved one has diabetes, call Esther Ahn Optometry to schedule an eye exam for diabetes.

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Call Esther Ahn Optometry to book your eye exam today!