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Eye Treatment Services

Our expert ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and staff diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions. We offer advanced screening techniques as well as treatment, surgery and ongoing medical management. If your condition requires the services of a retinal specialist, we will coordinate your care and help you understand and manage your treatment.

Some of the common conditions we treat include:

  • Blepharitis. Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids, usually where the eyelashes grow, resulting in irritated and red eyes. Blepharitis can be uncomfortable and unsightly, but it’s not contagious and usually doesn't cause permanent damage to your eyesight. If self-care measures, such as washing your eyelids and using warm compresses, do not provide enough relief, your doctor may suggest medication.
  • Diabetic eye disease. People with diabetes have a significantly higher risk of eye disease; however, many of these risks can be managed with regular eye checkups, medication and lifestyle changes. To treat patients with diabetic retinal conditions, our ophthalmologist works closely with the retinal experts at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
  • Eye floaters and flashers. Eye floaters are tiny spots, specks, flecks and "cobwebs" that drift aimlessly in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren't cause for alarm. If you experience floaters, you should see an eye doctor to make sure they are not an indication of a more serious condition. If your floaters appear suddenly or are accompanied by flashes, you should seek treatment immediately, as these can be signs of retinal complication.
  • Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States and can affect patients of all ages. With early detection and treatment, you can avoid serious loss of vision or blindness. Treatment may include medication or laser surgery.
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia). Lazy eye is decreased vision in one or both eyes resulting from abnormal vision development in infancy and early childhood. Left untreated, lazy eye can result in mild to severe vision loss. Doctors can often correct lazy eye with eye patches, eye drops, and glasses or contact lenses. Sometimes lazy eye requires surgical treatment.
  • Macular degeneration. Macular degeneration (AMD) is caused by the deterioration of the retina and can severely impair vision. There is no cure for macular degeneration, but it can be treated with vitamins, laser therapy, medications and vision aids. If you suffer from macular degeneration, our ophthalmologist will help manage your care by coordinating treatment with a retinal specialist.
  • Retinal toxicity. Some medications can be harmful to the retina. If you are taking prescriptions for other medical conditions that list possible side effects to the retina, you need to be closely monitored by an eye doctor.
  • Uveitis. Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation that affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea). Symptoms of uveitis often appear suddenly and then quickly get worse. They include eye redness, pain, sensitivity to bright light, and blurred vision. Uveitis is a serious condition, and treatment should begin right away. Treatment may include steroids and/or antibiotics.

Contact Us

For information about our ophthalmology services, or to make an appointment, please call:

  • Marble Valley Eye Care at: 802.773.8328

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Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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