Eye Condition Identification, Treatment/Referral and Co-management

There are many different types of eye conditions that could be affecting your eyesight or could have long-term consequences if not treated properly or quickly.  Dr. Fydell finds that the most common eye conditions are amblyopia (lazy eye), blepharitis (inflammation of eyelid and eyelashes), cataracts, dry eye syndrome and strabismus (turned-eyed).  These along with other eye conditions are identified during the comprehensive eye exam. Treatment options are suggested or, when necessary, referred to an ophthalmologist and co-managed by Dr. Fydell.  

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