Therapeutic Treatment and Management of Eye Disease

Dr. Pascarella is trained in treating and managing ocular conditions including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, dry eyes and emergency eye care.

Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of vision” because it often goes undetected until later in life.  Early diagnosis and close monitoring will help prevent permanent vision loss.  Using applanation tonometry to measure intraocular eye pressure, using pachemetry to evaluate the thickness of the cornea and monitoring a patient's visual field and optic nerve will help best manage this condition.

Retinal conditions including diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration need to be followed closely and may require a referral to a retinal specialist. We use SD-OCT Imaging to collect scans of the retinal layers which provide great clarity and detail to best monitor conditions in the past were not observable.

Dry eye management is improving rapidly with better diagnostic tools to help assess the quality and quantity of one's tear film.  Whether treated with artificial tears, punctal occlusion, prescription medication (Restasis) or using nutritionals, dry eye signs and symptoms may be greatly reduced or eliminated with careful assessment and management.

Emergency eye care may include a scratched cornea or “pink eye” conjunctivitis.  One may experience eye pain, flashes of  light, light sensitivity, or itchy eyes which may present abruptly or over time.  Regardless, prompt treatment is recommended.