Eye Conditions

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner is one of the top eye care specialists in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group. As a surgeon, not only can Dr. Stelzner give you an expert diagnosis for your condition, she will be able to treat you.

Common Eye Conditions

Myopia- Known as nearsightedness, myopia is the opposite of hyperopia. You are able to see with more clarity up close than you are far away. The most common cause of myopia is a steep curve of the surface of the eye or having a longer-than-normal shape which would result in a greater than normal distance between the cornea and retina.

Hyperopia- Also known as farsightedness, hyperopia describes a condition that allows one who suffer from it to see things clearly at a distance with more clarity than objects up close. This is more common in people with smaller eyes than normal. It causes light rays to not focus properly with the retina which results in blurry vision.

Presbyopia- this common eye condition occurs during the normal aging process. Most common in adults who are 40+ years of age, this condition occurs when the lens of the eye loses its flexibility. This will result in difficulty in adjusting focus on objects that are near. This is easily corrected with IOLs.

Cataracts- Occurring naturally with the process of aging, cataracts are a cloudiness in the eye. This opacification in the eye can obstruct the light's passage into the retina. Though beginning as a manageable eye condition, it can progress into vision loss and worsen over time. These are extremely common and are easily removed through cataract surgery.

Astigmatism- With its cause being a steep and uneven curvature of the eye, astigmatism is when you have blurry sight both near and far. The blurry vision is caused by the light being prevented from focusing on a single point in the retina.

If you find yourself suffering from one of these very common eye conditions, and you live in the great Los Angeles area, it is time for you to consider your options for treatment. Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner will help answer your questions and offer long-term solutions for your visual condition.

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