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Eye Health in 2023

Q&A with Dr. Neibaur

The start of a new year brings us all a chance to regroup and set goals for ourselves. Many of those resolutions will include our health and wellness. One of those elements is making sure our eyes are healthy and making sure we are taking care of them to last as long as possible.

With eight Southern Nevada ophthalmology practice locations, Nevada Eye Physicians, formerly known as Nevada Eye and Ear, has been caring for Southern Nevadans for more than 25 years. City Lifestyle asked Nevada Eye Physicians Ophthalmologist, Dr. Darrick Neibaur, to share some of his thoughts on eye health.

 

Darrick Neibaur, D.O., F.O.C.O.O.

Ophthalmologist, Nevada Eye Physicians

How can you tell if a patient has good eye health?

With a thorough examination, we can examine the eye’s health, including the cornea, lens, retina, and optic nerve. As an ophthalmologist, I am trained to know if a part of the eye is healthy or diseased.

What are some of the worst things someone can do to negatively impact their eye health/sight?  Smoking, not wearing eye protection or sunglasses, and having an unhealthy diet.

What services do you provide?

Cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, Glaucoma treatment and surgery, and Corneal diseases.

Why is it important to get regular eye exams?

It is important to get regular eye exams in order to see if there are problems or diseases of the eye that need attention. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and even macular degeneration are usually slow, progressive diseases that are painless and cause blindness. Because of this, patients will not know the disease exists until they have lost significant amounts of vision unless they have yearly eye exams. These diseases can ultimately be treated to help prevent blindness if treated early.

Dr. Neibaur attended medical school at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech University. He then completed an internship and residency at Valley Hospital through Touro University in 2012. During the last year of his residency, he was honored to serve as the chief resident among his peers. Dr. Neibaur is licensed to practice in the state of Nevada and is board certified. He joined Nevada Eye Physicians as a full-time attending physician in 2012.

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