Schwartz Laser Eye Center is a full-service ophthalmology practice that can meet the eye care needs of you and your entire family. We have services designed to treat common to complex visual conditions. Our locations house optical facilities for all of your glasses and contact lens needs, as well as cosmetic services to rejuvenate your facial appearance.
Macular degeneration is the breakdown of the macula, or the central portion of the retina responsible for sharp central vision. Although there is no cure for macular degeneration, it is important for an ophthalmologist to evaluate it and recommend management strategies (such as nutritional supplements and dietary changes).
Dry eyes are common, especially in a climate like Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. Sun exposure, wind, dust, smoke and air conditioners can lead to dry eyes or aggravate the condition further. Closing the tear ducts restricts the eye’s natural drainage process; this can be achieved with small plugs inserted into the tear ducts or laser treatment to permanently close the tear duct opening.
Conjunctivitis (“Red Eye”)
Conjunctivitis, the common cause of red eyes or pink eyes, usually stems from a virus or bacterial infection. It is extremely contagious and can be easily spread. There are a few treatment options for conjunctivitis and the selected treatment depends on the origin of the condition.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes in which the blood vessels of the retina leak (sometimes causing permanent damage). Procedures such as vitrectomy or laser treatment can seal off the abnormal blood vessels and restore sight. The condition should be closely monitored by Dr. Schwartz to prevent it from progressing and causing permanent vision loss.
Corneal Eye Disease
The cornea is the transparent outer portion of the eye that is primarily responsible for focusing. Light passes through the cornea and is refracted to help the lens focus the light on the retina. A healthy cornea is clear, with the proper curvature, and free from any abnormalities. Dr. Schwartz has extensive experience treating common corneal diseases and disorders, including abrasions, rupture, abnormal growths (e.g., pterygium) and cases requiring transplant.
Glaucoma is an eye condition in which increasing pressure within the eye damages the optic nerve, which carries messages to the brain. There are several kinds of the disease, including chronic and acute open angle glaucoma. The latter requires immediate treatment to avoid permanent vision loss.
Dr. Schwartz wants our patients to look and feel great. We offer Botox, a cosmetic injectable designed to smooth prominent facial wrinkles, and Latisse, a topical product used to lengthen and thicken eyelashes. Both are only available via prescription from a physician. To learn more about Botox and Latisse, please click here.
Conductive keratoplasty, or CK, is a procedure to correct hyperopia (farsightedness) and reduce the need for reading glasses. During the procedure, radiofrequency energy is used to reshape the cornea and restore near vision.
To learn more about our comprehensive services, please contact Schwartz Laser Eye Center today by calling 480-483-3937 or 888-553-3937, or by sending us an email.