Eye Disease Specialist

Chandra Y Gibbs, OD

Comprehensive Eye Care & Dry Eye Disease Specialist located in Richardson, TX

Untreated eye diseases can diminish your vision and even lead to blindness. At her private practice in Richardson, Texas, Chandra Gibbs, OD, can diagnose and treat eye disease, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Chandra Gibbs by phone or online at the first sign of vision changes or eye pain.

Eye Disease Q&A

What is eye disease?

Eye diseases include conditions that not only affect your vision, but the health of your eyes. When left untreated, some eye diseases can cause pain, severe vision loss, and even blindness. Early detection and treatment is the best way to prevent serious complications associated with an eye disease.

What are common eye diseases?

Common eye diseases Dr. Gibbs screens for and manages include:

Cataracts

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss for people over age 55. They affect the lens of your eye, which can make your vision appear cloudy.

Diabetic eye disease

Poorly controlled diabetes can cause eye damage and vision abnormalities. Examples of diabetes-related eye problems include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic macular edema. 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It’s the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60. High pressure in your eyes is a sign of glaucoma.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease in which a portion of your eye’s retina breaks down over time and causes vision impairment.

What should I expect during an eye exam?

To screen for eye diseases and vision problems, Dr. Gibbs reviews your medical history and asks about symptoms. She completes vision tests to determine if you have vision problems linked with an eye disease.

Dr. Gibbs also completes a comprehensive eye examination to look for signs of tissue damage and other abnormalities. She dilates your pupils to get a more in-depth view of the inside of your eye. Dr. Gibbs can:

  • Assess intraocular pressure 
  • Measure your corneal thickness
  • Inspect for eye drainage
  • Complete imaging procedures

She personalizes each treatment to give you the best outcome.

What are common eye disease treatments?

If you have signs of an eye disease or need to manage a disease you’ve previously been diagnosed with, Dr. Gibbs can help. Your treatment may include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Glasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Eye drops
  • Oral medicines
  • Laser treatment
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Specialist referrals

Don’t disregard vision changes or other symptoms of an eye disease. Call the office of Dr. Chandra Gibbs today or book an appointment online.