Our team of eye doctors at Gossage Eye Institute & Optical in Hillsdale & Homer, MI works hard to deliver the best eye care. We have spent our collective professional careers serving our community with compassionate, courteous, and prompt vision care. From routine eye exams to diabetic retinopathy detection, we work hard to ensure your vision is optimal. Our ophthalmologists utilize cutting edge technology and procedures to help achieve your eye health goals and needs.
Medical and Surgical Services
Macular Degeneration is a disease that impacts the retina. The center of the retina, called the macula, deteriorates and causes vision loss. There are two types of this disease, “wet” and “dry.” The “wet” version causes the most vision loss, but is the least common. It’s important to catch this disease early, as only a small percentage of patients can be treated. We recommend patients age 40 and older receive a dilated eye exam every two years. For more information click here
Diabetes affects every part of the body because the disease damages blood vessels. Blood begins to leak out into the body’s tissue and if blood gets into the retina, it can cause swelling and scarring. Your body will then try to send more blood vessels to repair the damage, but these are diseased as well and results in retinopathy. For more information click here
Our team is expertly trained in pediatric ophthalmology. We can diagnose and treat many of the common eye issues children face including:
• Congenital optic nerve problems
• Congenital malformations of the eye
• Lacrimal duct obstructions (blocked tear ducts) Learn More
• Amblyopia (“lazy” eye) Learn More
• Strabismus Learn More
Glaucoma is caused by pressure from too much fluid in the eye. This cannot only damage the optic nerve, but can cause blindness. With most eye diseases, early detection is key, as blindness can be prevented if the disease is caught during its early stages. Our doctors provide glaucoma screenings to identify the damage and formulate a treatment plan to reduce eye pressure and prevent any further damage. For more information click here.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye lens. There are many symptoms such as, having blurry vision, being extra sensitive to light, seeing bright colors as faded, or having trouble seeing well at night. This disease is gradual and over time, the cataract may grow larger and cloud more of the lens. Individuals who smoke, suffer from diabetes, or have prolonged exposure to ultraviolet sunlight are at increased risk for this disease. For more information click here.
State of Art Diagnostic Testing
Optical Coherence Tomography, Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography, Fundus Photography, Fluorescein Angiography, Visual Field testing, Visual Evoked Potential, Electroretinography, B Scan, Pachemtry, Corneal Topogaraphy
Laser Eye Surgery for Diabetics, Glaucoma patients and Post Cataracts
Routine eye exams are essential to maintaining great ocular health. These exams are important even if you feel your vision is fine, as we can we can detect early warning signs of many eye diseases and conditions that can eventually cause blindness if left untreated.