Eye Disease Identification and Referral

"Eye diseases" is a blanket term that refers to a host of diseases relating to the function of the eye.  Dr. Fydell finds that the most common eye diseases are conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration. These along with other eye diseases are identified by Dr. Fydell during the comprehensive eye exam and are referred to an ophthalmologist. For definitions, please click here to go to Eye Info section. 

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