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What Kind of Cosmetic Surgery Options Do You Offer?

At Richens Eye Center, you can receive care from various board-certified professionals. Cosmetic surgery treatments are performed by Kristen Tarbet, M.D. FACS, an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an eye for detail. Dr. Tarbet performs blepharoplasty and eyebrow lift procedures to restore a more youthful appearance to the upper region of the face. Additionally, you can choose nonsurgical treatments like Botox, Restylane, and Sculptra to address your cosmetic concerns.

What Should I Do if I’ve Been Diagnosed with Diabetic Retinopathy?

The top two things you can do if you've been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy are to consult with your medical care team and consider seeing a dietician or nutritionist. Your ophthalmologist will provide the care that is needed to bring diabetic retinopathy under control. However, this condition is caused primarily by elevated blood sugar or by those diabetic "highs and lows." To slow down the changes to retinal tissue and blood vessels, it is necessary to take measures that will regulate blood sugar as much as possible. Additionally, if you've been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, you may have questions that arise after you leave the office. Answers to your questions can provide peace of mind, and the best way to get clear answers is to contact us directly. Please do not hesitate to do so.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure inside the eye becomes dangerously high. The eyes require some degree of stable pressure, created by fluid production and drainage, to hold all structures in place. When there is too much fluid, there is too much pressure. When there is too much pressure, the optic nerve can sustain irreparable damage. Glaucoma is a condition that requires ongoing management using medications or minimally-invasive treatments that reduce elevated pressure.

Are There Any Treatment Options for Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration can be a concerning eye disease. Fortunately, there are several ways to address it. One is to take supplements that support optimal eye function, specifically AREDS2 vitamins. Depending on the form of age-related macular degeneration that has developed, your ophthalmologist may administer medication into the eye to inhibit the formation of abnormal blood vessels. Laser therapy may be performed to destroy abnormal blood vessels that have already formed. Finally, if your macular degeneration has progressed to a point at which your vision is significantly affected, your doctor can discuss the use of low-vision aids.

What Retina Conditions Do You Treat?

Richens Eye Center treats Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Flashes and Floaters. Each of these conditions can cause irreparable damage to your eyesight. Your board-certified ophthalmologist will act quickly to prevent this from happening.

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