MACULAR DEGENERATION is the leading cause of vision loss among people over age 50. It is an eye disease that occurs in the ultra-sensitive macular area of the retina. There are two basic types of macular degeneration: wet and dry. Dr. Goering and Hageman can detect and monitor macular degeneration and refer you to one of our retinal specialists at the appropriate time for further treatment when indicated.
Besides detecting GLAUCOMA, we can also treat and manage your glaucoma. Glaucoma causes a degeneration of the optic nerve which results in permanent loss of peripheral vision, which can progress to complete blindness if not treated.
We can prescribe antibiotics for your EYE INFECTION or treat any CUTS or ABRASIONS.
When your CATARACTS are ready to be removed, we are happy to refer you to one of several excellent, reputable surgeons and help manage your care both before and after the surgery.
Don’t despair if you GET SOMETHING IN YOUR EYE–either doctor can painlessly and efficiently remove the piece of metal or other foreign matter from your eye. Call or come in and we will help you promptly.
DRY EYE is one of the most “under-diagnosed” eye disorders affecting over 20% of our population (and 75% of the population over age 65!) Dr. Goering or Hageman can recommend which treatment would benefit you the most. Many of us just need to use an over-the-counter lubricant drop while others require prescription medicated drops such as Restasis or Xiidra. Either doctor can determine what level of treatment would be ideal for you and prescribe the best therapy.