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Advanced Ocular Disease Care at Cool Springs Eye Care

At our Franklin practice, we pride ourselves on offering advanced therapies for several eye diseases. We strive to provide our patients with optimal outcomes and long-term visual health by leveraging our expertise and state-of-the-art technology.

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Eye Diseases We Treat in Franklin, TN

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Glaucoma Management

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions triggered by increased intraocular pressure, leading to optic nerve damage and potential vision loss. The primary causes of glaucoma include elevated eye pressure and age, with the condition often progressing without noticeable symptoms until irreversible damage occurs. Our glaucoma management includes regular screenings to assess eye pressure and optic nerve health. Treatment options for people with glaucoma may involve prescription eye drops, oral medications, or surgical interventions, depending on the stage and severity of glaucoma.

Prescribing Topical Drugs for Glaucoma

In managing glaucoma, prescribing topical drugs is a common approach to lowering intraocular pressure. These medications work by either reducing the production of aqueous humor or increasing its drainage from the eye. Our optometrists carefully evaluate each patient's eye health, medical history, and lifestyle to prescribe the most suitable topical medications.

Combatting Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition affecting the macula, leading to central vision loss. The primary causes of AMD include aging, genetics, and environmental factors. Symptoms may include distorted vision or dark spots in the central visual field.

Fortunately, we can evaluate the extent of macular degeneration through assessments and advanced imaging techniques. Treatment options vary based on the type and stage of AMD and may include nutritional supplements, lifestyle modifications, or anti-VEGF injections.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Preventive Care and Treatment

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious complication of diabetes that affects the eyes' blood vessels. It is caused by prolonged high blood sugar levels. Symptoms may not manifest in the early stages, but patients may experience blurred vision, floaters, and even complete vision loss as the condition progresses. Our approach to diabetic retinopathy involves regular eye exams, early detection, and close collaboration with your diabetic care team to control blood sugar levels. Treatment options range from laser therapy to surgical interventions, with personalized plans based on the severity of the condition.

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Cataracts Co-Management

Cataracts, a common age-related eye condition, occur when the eye's natural lens becomes cloudy, leading to blurred vision. Causes include aging, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and certain medical conditions. People with cataracts often experience symptoms ranging from cloudy or blurry vision to increased sensitivity to glare. Treatment options for cataracts are prescription glasses, but when cataracts impair daily activities, our team coordinates with skilled surgeons for timely and effective cataract surgery.

Vision Solutions for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition where the cornea thins and bulges into a cone shape, leading to distorted vision. We use advanced corneal mapping and imaging technologies to assess the condition and offer tailored solutions, such as specialty contact lenses and scleral or hybrid lenses. These provide clear and comfortable vision for individuals with keratoconus.

Tailored Therapies for Optimal Eye Health

At Cool Springs Eye Care, we provide the most advanced treatments to effectively manage and mitigate eye diseases. Below, explore the specialized treatments we offer and how they can benefit those suffering from various eye conditions.

Prescribing Oral Medication

In certain eye conditions, the prescription of oral medication becomes a valuable and necessary part of the treatment plan. Whether addressing inflammation, infections, or specific systemic conditions affecting the eyes, our optometrists at Cool Springs Eye Care carefully consider each patient's overall health and potential interactions with existing medications. This personalized and holistic approach ensures effective treatment while minimizing side effects and promoting the overall well-being of our patients. Regular follow-up appointments allow our optometrists to monitor the patient's response to oral medication, adjust as needed, and ensure optimal eye health.

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Injectables in Eye Care

The use of injectables, including anti-VEGF medications, plays an essential role in the treatment of various eye conditions, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Our optometrists carefully assess each case, considering factors such as disease progression and the patient's response to previous treatments. The administration of injectables is performed with precision and expertise, aiming to halt or slow down the condition's progression.

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Oral Steroids for Eye Inflammation

For inflammatory eye conditions, prescribing oral steroids may be necessary to reduce inflammation and prevent further damage. Our optometrists evaluate the severity of inflammation, potential causes, and the patient's overall health before recommending oral steroids. Close monitoring and regular follow-ups are essential to manage the dosage and address potential side effects.

Ozone Therapy: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Eyes

Ozone therapy is a holistic and natural treatment that utilizes ozone, a form of oxygen enriched by an extra molecule. This therapy has been gaining recognition for its therapeutic benefits in various medical fields, and now it's making waves in eye care.

At Cool Springs Eye Care, we embrace ozone therapy as a complementary approach to traditional eye care, aiming to enhance the overall well-being of our patients.

Eye Care Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy offers a holistic approach to eye care, from managing dry eye and reducing inflammation to supporting the treatment of certain eye diseases. The wide-ranging benefits of ozone therapy for your eyes include:

  • Reduced Inflammation: It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate discomfort associated with inflammatory eye conditions.
  • Improved Blood Circulation: By enhancing oxygen delivery, ozone therapy promotes better blood circulation, which is vital for maintaining the health of ocular tissues.
  • Enhanced Healing: Ozone therapy stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms, fostering a quicker recovery from certain eye issues.
  • Support for Dry Eye: Ozone therapy can benefit individuals with dry eyes by promoting better lubrication and moisture retention.

The benefits of ozone therapy extend beyond the eyes, influencing overall wellness. Improved circulation can positively impact various bodily functions, contributing to a more robust immune system and overall health.

Ozone Therapy

Multi-Lumen Light Therapy

This therapy leverages carefully selected wavelengths of light to target photoreceptors in the eyes, kickstarting cellular activities that promote improved eye health. The selected wavelengths penetrate deep into the ocular tissues, stimulating cellular functions that play a vital role in maintaining the health and function of the eyes.

MLLT offers a holistic approach to vision enhancement, including for the following eye conditions:

  • Dry Eye: MLLT targets the meibomian glands, enhancing their function and relieving those suffering from dry eyes.
  • Computer Vision Syndrome: MLLT can alleviate eye strain and discomfort caused by prolonged screen time.
  • Eye Diseases: Research-backed evidence suggests MLLT can help manage conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.

Uncover the wide-ranging benefits of MLLT that extend beyond the eyes:

  • Reduced Inflammation: Experience relief from inflammatory eye conditions through the therapy's anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Improved Blood Circulation: MLLT enhances blood circulation, which is crucial for maintaining healthy ocular tissues.
  • Enhanced Healing: This therapy stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms, promoting a quicker recovery from certain eye issues.
  • Support for Dry Eye: MLLT aids individuals struggling with dry eye, improving lubrication and moisture retention