Eye Treatment Services
If you are diagnosed with an eye condition, the specialists at Marble Valley Eye Care will provide you with the expert treatment, education and ongoing care you need. We will help you understand your eye condition and will work closely with you to manage your treatment. If you are diagnosed with a retinal condition, we will coordinate your care with a retinal specialist.
Whether you require medication, surgery or vision aids such as eyeglasses, our eye specialists will provide you with expert, compassionate treatment. We treat a range of eye conditions, including:
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids that causes red, irritated eyes. Although it can be uncomfortable and unsightly, it is not contagious and usually does not cause permanent damage to your eyesight. If self-care methods such as washing your eyelids and using warm compresses do not provide enough relief, your doctor may suggest medication.
Chronic Eye Twitch (Blepharospasm)
Blepharospasm is the technical term for eye twitching. For most people eye twitching is temporary, usually caused by stress or fatigue, and goes away quickly. For others, eye twitching can be a chronic condition.
While there is currently no cure for blepharospasm, our expert ophthalmologists can often manage symptoms successfully with Botox. When injected into the skin Botox can temporarily paralyze the muscles and limit nerve impulses that cause the twitch. While effective, this treatment is temporary and needs to be repeated every 3 to 5 months.
Diabetic Eye Disease
If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk of developing retinal eye conditions. Our specialists will work closely with you to help you manage your retinal condition with regular eye checkups, medication and lifestyle changes. We will coordinate your care with the retinal experts at The University of Vermont Medical Center.
A cataract is a common condition that causes clouding of the lens of your eye, making it harder for you to see. Our specialists treat cataracts using a common and safe outpatient procedure called intraocular lens transplant (IOL) to remove your clouded eye lens and replace it with a clear, artificial lens.
Eye Floaters and Flashers
Eye floaters are tiny spots, specks, flecks and “cobwebs” that drift through your field of vision. Although floaters can be annoying, they are very common and are usually not cause for alarm; however, it is a good idea to visit your doctor to make sure they are not an indication of a more serious condition. If floaters appear suddenly or are accompanied by flashes, you should seek treatment immediately, as these can be signs of retinal problems.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States and affects patients of all ages. When glaucoma is detected early, you can receive treatments such as medication or laser surgery to avoid blindness or serious loss of vision.
Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
Lazy eye is decreased vision in one or both eyes resulting from abnormal vision development in infancy and early childhood. Although lazy eye can often be corrected with eye patches, eye drops, glasses/contact lenses or surgery, it can result in mild to severe vision loss if left untreated.
Macular degeneration, also called AMD, is caused by the deterioration of the retina and can severely impair vision. Although there is no cure, it can be treated with vitamins, laser therapy, medications and vision aids. If you suffer from macular degeneration, we will coordinate your treatment with the retinal experts at The University of Vermont Medical Center.
Some medications can be harmful to your retina, causing retinal toxicity. If you are taking prescriptions with side effects that may harm your retina, our specialists will conduct regular exams to monitor your condition.
Uveitis is a serious form of eye inflammation that affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall called the uvea. Symptoms of uveitis include eye redness, pain, sensitivity to bright light and blurred vision. The symptoms can often appear suddenly and quickly get worse. Treatment may include steroids and/or antibiotics.
Our board-certified ophthalmologists use the latest technology to perform eye surgery at Rutland Regional Medical Center. We performed more than 300 surgeries last year, including:
Cataract surgery involves a common and safe outpatient procedure called an intraocular lens transplant (IOL), which removes your clouded eye lens and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens.
Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve that results from increased eye pressure. Our skilled ophthalmologists treat glaucoma with outpatient laser surgery, which uses a highly focused beam of light to decrease eye pressure by making it easier for fluid to flow out of the front part of the eye.