Comprehensive Eye Care Services Denton
Staying on top of your eye health can have a positive and lasting effect on your vision. Routine medical eye exams with a qualified ophthalmologist not only let you know whether you need prescription eyewear but can also detect signs of underlying eye diseases. The earlier an eye problem is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Nadeem Haq, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist that patients in Denton trust for eye exams, as well as medical and surgical evaluation and treatment of a wide range of eye problems and conditions. He combines his technical expertise with state-of-the-art technology and a compassionate approach to consistently provide world-class eye care and treatment.
Routine Medical Eye Exams
Routine medical eye exams evaluate your eye health and vision. During your exam, Dr. Haq will ask you questions about your medical history as well as questions about any vision problems or symptoms you are experiencing. He will then conduct a series of tests to evaluate your vision and the internal structures of your eyes. The type of tests included in your eye exam will depend on your specific vision needs and goals. Dr. Haq and his team can also advise on how often you should have your eyes examined based on your eye health, age, family history of eye diseases and other factors.
Diabetic Eye Care
People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing an array of eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. It is important for diabetics to control their disease as uncontrolled blood sugar can damage the small blood vessels in the retina, causing them to leak fluid and damage the eye’s internal structures. Because early stages of diabetes-related eye problems are usually asymptomatic, it is important for diabetics to have their eyes examined regularly.
During your eye exam, our team will take a close look at your eyes’ internal structures, including the retina, to determine whether there are signs of damage caused by diabetes. If there are, we can recommend suitable treatment options.
Eye infections range in cause and severity. In any case, infections should be treated promptly to avoid further discomfort or problems. We can evaluate your symptoms thoroughly to determine the best solution.
Chronic dry eye is a common, typically benign condition that produces an array of bothersome symptoms. If you have dry eye, our team can evaluate your eyes to determine the root of the problem. This is important as it will determine the most appropriate treatment option. Possible treatment options include over-the-counter artificial tears with nutritional supplements or prescription medications.
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. It is a very common condition that can have several possible causes, including bacterial infection and various skin disorders. The right treatment, which ranges from eyelid scrubs to medicated eye drops, will depend on the cause and severity of symptoms.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of vision loss among American seniors and one of the leading causes of blindness. AMD is caused by the gradual deterioration of the macula, which is the portion of the retina responsible for clear and sharp central vision. Early stages of AMD usually do not exhibit any visible symptoms but advanced stages may include symptoms such as dark sports or distortions in the center of vision.
While there is no cure for AMD, early diagnosis and treatment can slow down progression of the disease. Our team can screen for signs of AMD using special diagnostic equipment to detect vision problems caused by damage to the macula.
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye disorders that affect the optic nerve of the eye, which is responsible for transmitting signals to the brain. It is known as the “silent thief of sight” because once visual symptoms are noticeable, irreversible damage has already occurred. There is no cure for glaucoma but early detection and treatment can help preserve vision. During your glaucoma evaluation, we will conduct a series of tests, to determine your eye’s structural and functional integrity along with the intraocular pressure. This will help us determine whether you have glaucoma or are at risk of developing glaucoma.
To schedule a medical eye exam or discuss your vision needs with Dr. Haq, contact our office by calling (940) 323-2020 or emailing us today.