Eye Diseases

Eye diseases and conditions can negatively affect your vision and overall health. At Sanderson Eye Clinic, Dr. Jeffrey P. Sanderson leads a team of professionals who assist in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of eye diseases and conditions. If you live in the Edina, Minnesota area and would like to learn more about your eye health and your risk of developing eye disease, schedule a consultation today.

Eye Diseases Q & A

What is diabetic macular edema?

The macula is the central portion of the eye. The cells in your macula allow sharp, straight vision, which is critical for tasks such as driving or reading.

Macular edema occurs when excess fluid fills your macula, causing swelling and impairing the proper function of the cells within your eye. Diabetes causes numerous circulatory issues throughout the body, including damage to the tiny blood vessels that play a critical role in the health of your eyes.

Diabetic macular edema leads to blurry or wavy vision and changes the way you perceive color. A comprehensive eye examination can detect this condition, giving Dr. Sanderson the information required to start your treatment.

Treatment options include certain medications implanted or injected into your eye to correct inflammation or excessive blood vessel growth. Laser surgery can stop leaking blood vessels.

What is uveitis and how is it treated?

Uveitis is a group of diseases that create inflammation in your eye. That swelling can destroy your eye tissues, creating vision problems or even vision loss.

Uveitis can occur due to inflammatory disease in other parts of your body, or occur in only a portion of your eye. There are three different types, classified according to the area of your eye where uveitis occurs.

Your immune system sometimes causes uveitis because of exposure to environmental toxins, bruising to the eye, or infections or tumors of the eye. Treatments range from corticosteroid injections or eye drops to oral immunosuppressant medications.

How can I prevent contracting conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pinkeye, is a highly contagious eye infection. Common causes of conjunctivitis include the following:

  • Virus
  • Bacteria
  • Allergies
  • Environmental irritants

Symptoms commonly include redness, increased tear production, discharge, itching, burning, and blurred vision. Treatment options depend on the cause of the infection but may include antibiotics, eye flushing, or allergy treatments.

You can prevent pink eye by implementing proper hand washing methods, avoiding sharing contact lenses or makeup with others, and limiting your contact with those who have an active infection.

If you suffer from any of these eye diseases or conditions, schedule an appointment with Sanderson Eye Clinic to find relief.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Sanderson Eye Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Health Partners
Minnesota Health Care Programs
Preferred One
United Healthcare

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Edina, MN 55436
Phone: 952-300-3152
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