Conditions Treated

Considering how important it can be to detect developing eye conditions early, Dr. Murrell at Executive Eye Care in Houston, TX, recommends comprehensive eye exams every year. Treatment when a condition is in its infancy may greatly help to prevent permanent vision loss or other unfortunate symptoms and complications. Visit us for a comprehensive eye exam to monitor for various eye conditions.

Conditions Treated at Executive Eye Care in Houston, TX

Dr. Murrell at Executive Eye Care can help monitor and treat many conditions, a few of which include:

  • Glaucoma: The optic nerve is what is affected by glaucoma. Common symptoms may include:
    • Deterioration of peripheral vision
    • Lights surrounded by halos
    • Rapid vision loss
    • Painful headaches, pain in the eyes, and nausea
  • Diabetic retinopathy: This is a condition coming from diabetes affecting the eyes. The blood vessels towards the back of the eye incur damage, thus affecting the light-responsive membrane. In the early stages, diabetic retinopathy may not display any symptoms, but it can cause blindness. It occurs in people with both types of diabetes. Signs may manifest as:
    • Loss of vision
    • Intermittent vision fluctuations
    • Blurry vision
    • Empty or dark zones in your vision
    • Dark strings or dots floating in the patient’s vision
  • Dry eye: Dry eye syndrome occurs when the tears cannot provide a sufficient amount of lubrication to the eyes. Tears may be deficient in quality and quantity for a variety of reasons. Two common examples are when your eyes emit substandard tears or produce inadequate quantities. The instability in quality and quantity causes inflammation and impairment to the surface of the eye. Symptoms include:
    • Light sensitivity
    • Redness of the eye
    • Strain putting on contact lenses
    • Watery eyes
    • Thready mucus in and/or around the eyes
  • Ocular disease: Ocular disease refers to a host of conditions affecting the eyes. Common signs include:
    • Sudden or sharp pain in the eyes
    • Persistent or recurring pain in or around the eye
    • Sensitivity to light
    • The pupil develops white spots
  • Ocular trauma: The ocular trauma may be because of accidents, foreign bodies in the eye, or sports injuries. Common eye injuries are:
    • Black eye
    • Bleeding eye
    • Irritation and burns
    • Corneal abrasion, among others
  • Computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain: Computer vision results from prolonged exposure to electronic screens. Symptoms may include:
    • Blurred vision
    • Discomfort in the eyes and strain
    • Dry, itchy eyes
    • Neck and/or shoulder pain

Visit Our Optometrist on Our Optometry Team for More Information

At Executive Eye Care, our eye doctor on our optometry team, Dr. Jessica Murrell, is here to serve Houston, TX. Should you notice anything unusual about your eyes or vision, schedule an appointment with our optometrist. Call us at (713) 225-2600 for more information.