Caribbean Retina Consulting strives to provide our patients with the highest quality medical and surgical eye care possible. Our professional staff of ophthalmologists, certified ophthalmic assistants, and technicians treat our patients with compassion, empathy, and individualised care while using only the latest technology and techniques available.
Our comprehensive general ophthalmology services provide our patients with primary eye care, including medical and surgical management of an array of eye conditions. From general eye exams to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ophthalmic surgery, Caribbean Retina Consulting is equipped to take care of all of your eye care needs.
Common Vision Problems
Your ophthalmologist can identify many of the common vision problems, including:
Nearsightedness - Also known as myopia, nearsightedness is the most common vision problem in ophthalmology. Images focus in front of the retina, instead of directly on the retina's surface, because the eye is too long or the cornea is too curved. One or a combination of these abnormalities can cause objects that are far away to appear blurry. You can correct this problem by wearing glasses, contacts, or by undergoing refractive surgery, such as LASIK.
Farsightedness - Hyperopia, or farsightedness, affects around a quarter of the population. This ophthalmological issue occurs when light enters the eye behind the retina because the eye is too short or the cornea is too flat. This will make objects that are close to you appear blurry. It is common for children to be born farsighted, but the problem fixes itself naturally because the eyeball lengthens with development. Like nearsightedness, farsightedness can be fixed with corrective lenses, contacts, or, in some cases, LASIK surgery.
Astigmatism - Images are distorted and not uniform in all directions, so objects both near and far appear blurry. This occurs when the cornea is shaped irregularly. Astigmatism often occurs in conjunction with myopia or hyperopia. Ophthalmologist are unsure of the specific cause of astigmatism, but it's easily treated with the use of glasses, contacts, and, in some cases, LASIK surgery can help with certain types of astigmatism.
Presbyopia - Disorder caused by the normal aging process that typically affects reading vision. Doctors can also measure the severity of these vision problems by evaluating the shape of your eye and its cornea. The results determine your prescription. These problems are usually corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or by laser vision correction procedures - AST, CK and LASIK. However, good visual acuity does not necessarily mean good visual quality. Experts believe other qualitative factors contribute to common low-light vision problems, including glare and halos. You can have these vision problems and still score 20/20 on a vision exam.