We treat eyes diseases such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Glaucoma to name a few
We treat many different eye diseases and conditions. Below we have highlighted a few of the most common.
We are fortunate to live in an environmentally beautiful area surrounded by nature. Unfortunately for some this can lead to allergies which range in severity from mildly itchy eyes to eyes swollen shut. No matter which category you fall in we can help you out.
This is one of the leading causes of blindness in most working age adults and the sad thing is for those with Type II diabetes it is completely preventable. All the side effects of diabetes disappear once a patient no longer has diabetes, which is reversible with diet and exercise. Dr. Elizondo recommends a whole food plant based diet. Visit atxalive.com for more resources or ask Dr. Elizondo at your visit.
This disease most often effects older adults and causes patients to lose their vision centrally. Luckily the things that can slow progression are UV protection (like sunglasses), a diet high in carotenoid rich veggies (any fruit/veggie that is yellow, orange, red, or dark leafy green), and a diet low in saturated fats (i.e. meat, dairy, eggs, butter, cheese).
Glaucoma is a disease where you lose your peripheral vision. You slowly get tunnel vision until eventually you go blind. Unfortunately patients usually don't notice the vision loss on their own until it's too late. Every patient is screened at their yearly exam for signs of glaucoma. Want some ways to reduce your risk? Eating your colorful fruits and veggies with dark leafy greens will have the biggest impact — and exercise! Exercising the recommended daily amounts has been shown to reduce risk 40-50%.
We can monitor your cataract progression as you age and discuss when is the best time to pursue surgery. Want to put it off for as long as possible? Wear your UV protection. A European study called EPIC-Oxford found that in a health conscious, non-diabetic population, the cataract risk decreased by 40% as people transitioned from high meat eaters, to low, to pescatarian, to vegetarian, to vegan.
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