Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson’s disease is degenerative condition that affects a part of the brain called the substantia nigra. Over time, neurons are damaged or destroyed and physical movement is gradually limited. While Parkinson’s is primarily characterized by tremors, rigidity, and instability, it can also affect vision. Common visual symptoms include dry eyes, blurred and double vision, uncontrolled eye movements, light sensitivity, eyestrain, and difficulty looking down, which can make it difficult to use bifocals for reading or eating. These abnormalities are often missed during routine eye exams. Because these symptoms can further reduce a Parkinson’s patient quality of life and functionality, they warrant specialized treatment.

The office of Agnone, Morrison and Associates, Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. is on the leading edge of diagnostics and treatment. Our team of nationally recognized eye doctors, draws from a suite of advanced tools, techniques, ongoing research studies, and collaboration with researchers from across the country. Our goal is to diagnose, treat, and eventually prevent degenerative eye and brain conditions.

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Degenerative Brain Diseases Can Affect Your Vision

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Your eyes have a direct connection to your brain through the optic nerve and cells of the retina. While well-known age and genetic related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cause debilitating vision problems, other central nervous conditions including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease can also affect your vision.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases may cause direct or retrograde degeneration of the optic nerve and retinal cells, which are critical to good vision. The brain and nerve changes caused by these conditions may reduce coordination, mobility, and vision. This can result in increased risks of falls and related injuries.

The office of Agnone, Morrison and Associates, Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. is on the leading edge of diagnostics and treatment. Our team of nationally recognized eye doctors, draws from a suite of advanced tools, techniques, ongoing research studies, and collaboration with researchers from across the country. Our goal is to diagnose, treat, and eventually prevent degenerative eye and brain conditions.

Welcome to New Medicine.