Discover Your Eye Health
If you take a few seconds to think about it, how much do you actually know about your eye health? If it’s been a couple of years since your last eye exam, there’s a possibility that your eyes have changed since your last appointment.
We test your eyes for various diseases during each eye exam. Many eye diseases can develop without your knowledge. We use advanced technology to get a comprehensive look at your eye health to help manage any issues we discover.See what your eyes are telling you today and book your next eye exam at Golden Hills Optometry!
Common Eye Diseases & Conditions
Glaucoma is a group of different eye diseases that affect your optic nerve. Generally, glaucoma is characterized by rising intraocular pressure (IOP) that damages your optic nerve, but other types of glaucoma can damage your optic nerve without affecting your IOP levels.
The 3 most common types of glaucoma include:
- Open-angle glaucoma: The most common type of glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma can develop if your eyes can’t properly drain intraocular fluids even if your drainage angle between your iris and pupil is open, causing your IOP to rise. Open-angle glaucoma typically develops slowly and might not show symptoms until your vision is permanently damaged.
- Closed-angle glaucoma: One of the most aggressive types of the disease. Closed-angle glaucoma occurs when the drainage angle between your iris and pupil closes, causing a rapid rise in your IOP levels. When your IOP rises quickly, it can cause nausea, headaches, red eyes, or sudden vision loss. We consider closed-angle glaucoma a medical emergency that requires immediate attention.
- Normal-tension glaucoma: One of the more mysterious types of glaucoma. Normal-tension glaucoma develops even if your IOP levels are within normal limits. While doctors aren’t sure how this type of glaucoma occurs, comprehensive eye exams can help detect this disease.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye diseases in adults over 55. As you age, your macula can start to deteriorate, making it difficult for you to see fine details, read, drive, or recognize faces.
There are 2 types of this disease:
Cataracts develop when proteins in your eye’s lens start to clump together as you age. As these proteins collect, it can make your lens less flexible, causing it to develop a milky, hazy color that obstructs your vision.
Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition many experience at some point in their lives. Conjunctivitis is also known as “pink eye” and can be caused by bacterial infection, viral infection, allergies, or chemical exposure.
- Mucusy discharge
If your symptoms were caused by chemical exposure, please flush your eyes out with cool, clean water for 15 minutes and call an emergency medical team or us immediately.
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Our practice can be found in the Golden Hills Professional Center on the corner of South White Road and Norwood Avenue.
- 2690 S. White Rd., Suite 255
- San Jose, CA 95148
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed