Lake Worth Palm Beach Eye Center

  • Narrow-Angle Glaucoma

    Narrow-angle glaucoma is much more rare and is very different from open-angle glaucoma in that eye pressure usually goes up very fast. This happens when the drainage canals get blocked or covered over. The iris gets pushed against the lens of the eye, shutting off the drainage angle. Sometimes the lens and the iris stick […]

  • Herpes and Herpes Zoster

    Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, in their lifetime. There are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. However the risk […]

  • Herpes Keratitis

    Most people are surprised to find out that two types of Herpes viruses:  the one that causes cold sores and the one that causes chickenpox — can cause a condition called herpetic eye disease. Unlike a separate virus that causes genital herpes, herpetic eye disease is not sexually transmitted. One of the viruses that causes […]

  • Graves Disease

    Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Although a number of disorders may result in hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease is a common cause. Because thyroid hormones affect a number of different body systems, signs and symptoms associated with Graves’ disease can be wide ranging and significantly influence […]

  • Giant Cell Arteritis

    Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries — the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. For this reason, giant cell arteritis is sometimes called temporal arteritis or […]

  • Fuch’s Dystrophy

    Fuchs’ (fooks) dystrophy affects the cornea — the clear front window of your eye. This disorder causes swelling in the cornea that can lead to glare, cloudy vision and eye discomfort. Fuchs’ dystrophy usually affects both eyes and can cause your vision to gradually worsen over many years. But most people with Fuchs’ dystrophy have […]

  • Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes the muscles of the face to become weak on one side. The weakness is caused by damaged nerves. The specific cause of this nerve damage is not definitively known. Some studies suggest that viral infection may be the root cause of Bell’s palsy. In general, weakness of the […]