Eye Conditions

Patients enjoying results of Cataract surgery


As you age, your odds of developing cataracts increase each year. Nearly 25 million Americans over 40 years old are affected by cataracts, making it one of the most common eye diseases in the country. If you’re experiencing vision loss due to cataracts, you certainly aren’t alone, and fortunately, you have options. Keep reading to learn all about cataracts: what they are, why they form, and your options for treatment with the expert eye surgeons at Lusk Eye Specialists.


Woman with Refractive Vision Issues on laptop

Refractive Vision Issues

Some of the most common vision impairments we see at Lusk Eye Specialists are refractive vision issues — conditions that cause your eyes to have trouble focusing at certain distances. Because some refractive issues have different causes but the same symptoms, it may be hard for you to determine for yourself which condition you have, let alone what the best solution may be.


Patients seeking Cornea treatment in Louisiana

Cornea Issues

If you’re experiencing a sudden loss of vision, eye pain, or the feeling of something being stuck in your eye, you may have a corneal issue. Genetic disorders, infections, or injuries to the cornea can lead to complications that may permanently affect your eyesight if not treated properly.


Patient seeking Glaucoma treatment in Shreveport, LA


Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness, both in the United States and throughout the world. This is because glaucoma often causes gradual vision loss over time, meaning that many people don’t know they have the disease or don’t seek treatment until it’s too late.


Patient suffer from Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration – is the leading cause of impaired reading or detailed vision. It is caused by the breakdown of the macula, the central portion of the retina. Although macular degeneration causes distortion of central and color vision, side vision is not affected. Macular Degeneration treatment in Shreveport can be assisted by Lusk Eye Specialists.


Woman in need of Diabetic Retinopathy treatment

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy – is the leading cause of blindness among adults. Approximately, 25% of current diabetics have some form of the disease. The risk of developing diabetic retinopathy increases with the age of the diabetic person and the duration of the disease. It is estimated that 90% of diabetics may experience some for of diabetic retinopathy over the course of their life. However, only a small percentage of those developing diabetic retinopathy have serious vision problems and even a smaller percentage become blind.


Man suffering from Keratoconus


Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes progressive steepening of the corneal surface over time and can result in the need for specialty contact lenses, and in some cases, corneal surgery. In early to moderate stages, collagen cross linking is a treatment that has shown promise to help slow or stabilize the progression of corneal thinning. Your initial examination will help to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.


Woman in need of Pink Eye treatment in Shreveport

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Redness and irritation are common complaints we see in our patients. Unfortunately, many diseases will present with those same symptoms, and there can be many causes ranging from completely benign and painless conditions to sight-threatening diseases.