Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in North York

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Keeping Tabs on Your Eye Health

Your eyes play an essential role in your overall health and wellbeing, so monitoring your eye health can benefit you in the long run. Regular, comprehensive eye exams allow us to pinpoint early signs of eye disease. In the early stages, most common eye diseases and conditions are asymptomatic, so coming in for an evaluation is important.

Take Care of Yourself

Taking some simple steps to protect your overall health can help to keep your eyes in good shape. Building healthy habits is an excellent way to start taking care of your eyes as well as the rest of your body.

Making healthy choices like eating well and staying active may lower your risk of developing an eye disease. A few useful tips include:

Common Eye Diseases

The development of common eye diseases can happen in the blink of an eye. Regular eye exams can help us detect the early signs of an eye disease, when treatment may be most effective.

Cataracts

Cataracts occur naturally when the naturally clear lens in the eye begins to become cloudy. The cloudiness can affect any area of the lens, causing vision loss. Cataracts can develop slowly over many years, or they may appear rapidly over the course of a few months.

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry or foggy vision
  • Colours appearing dull
  • Decreased night vision
  • Sensitivity to light

Age-related macular degeneration occurs when the central retinal tissues, called the macula, begin to thin and break down. There are 2 forms of AMD, dry and wet.

Dry AMD causes the macula to degenerate. Additionally, small clumps of a protein called drusen begin to grow. This type of AMD is more common and can slowly steal your central vision. However, dry AMD can evolve into wet AMD without proper treatment.

Wet AMD is less common but much more serious. New, abnormal blood vessels grow under the retina and may leak, scarring the macula. This type of AMD can cause significant, rapid vision loss.

Symptoms of AMD include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Straight lines appearing wavy or distorted
  • Difficulty seeing in low light
  • Sensitivity to glare

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, often referred to as the “silent thief of sight.” Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to degeneration of the optic nerve, causing irreversible vision loss and potential blindness.

The most common types of glaucoma are primary open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma.

Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma. This type occurs when the fluid in the eye does not drain properly, elevating intraocular pressure and slowly crushing the optic nerve.

Angle-closure glaucoma does not happen as often and is considered an eye emergency. This type of glaucoma occurs when the drainage angle in the eye closes completely or becomes blocked, causing intraocular pressure to spike. This type of glaucoma can cause rapid vision loss, so it is vital to seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms include:

  • Severe eye pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Halos around lights
  • Redness in the eye

We would love to take a look at your eyes for early signs and symptoms of an eye condition. Please contact us if you have any questions!

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Where to Find Us

We have been serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1995. Our clinic is right on the corner of Finch Avenue West and Endell Street.

Our Address

244 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1M7

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 222-7788
Text: (647) 370-2673
Fax: (416) 222-5370
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM8 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM8 PM
Thursday
8 AM8 PM
Friday
8 AM7 PM
Saturday
8 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our office remains locked during office hours and all visits are currently by appointment only.

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