Dr. Reynolds was trained at UAB as a primary health care provider and can diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system as well as diagnose related systemic conditions.
Technology is constantly changing, and Dr. Terry Reynolds keeps up to date prescribing the most advanced options available. Dr. Reynolds provides total eye health and vision care for all ages, from infancy to the senior years.
Eye Disease Management
Eye disease can occur at any age. Unfortunately, many eye diseases do not cause symptoms until the disease has damaged the delicate eye. If you have eye troubles, please give us a call to schedule an appointment and we will find the right treatment for you.
Dr. Reynolds understands that most blindness is preventable if diagnosed and treated early. Regular examinations provide comprehensive eye care to help ensure optimum eye health and perfect vision. We always welcome and accept new patients.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. Cataracts are most commonly caused by chemical changes within the lens which are part of the natural aging process. Cataracts may also result from ultraviolet damage, heredity, alcohol, smoking, trauma, disease, or prolonged use of certain medications.
With time, this condition will cause a gradual decrease in vision. The rate at which a cataract develops is highly variable. Nearly half the population over 65 will have some degree of cataract formation in their lifetime.
Naturally, the recommendation for cataract surgery varies from patient to patient. Dr. Reynolds will address your personal needs and assist you in scheduling the microsurgical procedure to remove the cataract and replace it with a lens implant.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases in which the pressure in the eye is higher than that particular eye can tolerate. A higher than normal pressure causes damage to the very sensitive optic nerve. Half of the people who have glaucoma don't know because it usually destroys eyesight without any symptoms of pain.
If glaucoma is discovered early, treatment usually keeps it from getting worse. During a glaucoma exam, Dr. Reynolds will measure the intra-ocular pressure, evaluate the integrity of the optic nerve, and study a patient's peripheral vision to determine the best method of treatment. For more information about glaucoma, go to www.glaucoma.org.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome describes a condition where the front of the eye becomes dry. The most common symptom is an annoying burning, gritty, or foreign body sensation. The cause of dry eye syndrome is most commonly associated with a deficiency in the components of the complex tear film.
Dr. Reynolds will evaluate your eyes, listen to your concerns, and provide the appropriate treatment. The most promising new treatment is the development of Restasis. Restasis will actually "jump start" the lacrimal gland to produce more tears. For more information, visit www.restasis.com.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central vision area called the macula. The macula is the most sensitive part of the retina and is responsible for our fine and detailed vision. Hypertension, smoking, and sun exposure are thought to be risk factors.
There are two types of age-related macular degeneration, a "dry" type and a "wet" type. The dry type is more common and has a better prognosis. The wet type is more advanced and has more complications. Dr. Reynolds has years of experience managing age-related macular degeneration and will be glad to answer your questions.
Retinal Tear or Detachment
A retinal tear typically occurs because the clear vitreous jell, which fills the inside of your eye, has contracted and pulled away from the retina. In the process of pulling away from the retina, a tear occurs. A retinal tear can be a potentially serious problem because it may lead to a retinal detachment. Laser treatment is the most common method of treating retinal tears.
A retinal detachment is more serious than a retinal tear and requires immediate surgical repair. In most cases, there is a better than 90% chance of successfully re-attaching the retina. The return of good vision depends on whether or not the macula, or central vision, was detached prior to surgery. If you experience a sudden decrease in vision or feel like a curtain is going across your field, you may have a retinal detachment. Dr. Reynolds can evaluate your eyes and make the appropriate referral.
Eyelid Surgery Co-Management
Ophthalmic plastic surgery is performed on the tissues surrounding the eyes in order to improve and restore both function and appearance. Excessive redundant eyelid skin can weigh on the eyelashes and block vision by reducing the functional eyelid opening. Surgical correction of the excess skin is called blepharoplasty.
Dr. Reynolds works closely with Dr. Ben Light, who is a plastic surgeon. Feel free to contact our office
for a consultation. For more information about Dr. Light, go to www.drbenlight.com.
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