Eye Diseases Salt Lake City
Preserve Your Sight with Early Detection
If you have a family history of eye disease, or are worried about problems with your sight, we can help. The best eye care always begins with regular eye exams. At Utah Eye Associates, we are highly trained and passionately dedicated to protecting and preserving your sight. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye injuries, pediatric eye care, and eye diseases. Dr. David Masihdas can provide you with the genuine compassion and comprehensive eye care needed to treat eye diseases at our Salt Lake City practice.
Cataracts create progressively cloudy vision. Cataracts can happen anytime throughout our life, but become more common as we age. The condition can occur in either eye or in both eyes, and symptoms include halos around lights, difficulty seeing at night, blurred vision, or colors that appear faded.
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the retina. The macula is in the center of the retina and allows us to see details. When the macula becomes damaged, vision loss occurs in the middle of the field of vision, although some peripheral vision remains.
Diabetics are at increased risk of developing eye health complications, and suffer from a higher rate of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other, related forms of blindness.We are proud to offer a clinic dedicated to diabetic eye care.
We are excited to offer PROKERA® corneal bandages to treat a wide range of corneal conditions, including dry eye, and aid post-operative healing. These specially designed bandages have unique properties that reduce inflammation and other side effects while remaining comfortable in the eye.
Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea that can occur for a number of reasons, including improper contact lens usage. Our team is here to provide early treatment in order to eliminate painful symptoms and protect your ocular health.
Glaucoma usually involves an increase of pressure within the eye, which can damage the optic nerve. There are several types of glaucoma that can all result in blindness if left untreated. Adults over the age of 40, or those who have a family history of glaucoma. should undergo regular eye exams.
Dry eyes can cause discomfort, redness, and other symptoms. Dry eyes may be a symptom of a more serious underlying disease. Fortunately, this common condition can often be managed with lifestyle changes, medication, or surgery.
From infants to seniors, we offer eye exams for patients of all ages. We have the specialized equipment and training required to perform the eye testing for patients who have had a stroke, suffered eye trauma, or have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or hypertension.
A healthy cornea, the tissue on the surface of the eye, is round or dome-shaped. Keratoconus is a progressive disease which causes the corneal tissue to thin and bulge outward over time. This can result in distorted vision, trouble seeing close up, glares, and sensitivity to bright lights.