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Dr. Thomas L. Croley, MD

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Thomas Croley is an ophthalmologist practicing in Ocala, FL. Dr. Croley specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Croley can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Croley can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
37 years Experience
Dr. Thomas L. Croley, MD
  • Ocala, FL
  • Univ of Ok Coll of Med, Oklahoma City Ok
  • Accepting new patients

Does ADHD medication lead to astigmatism as a side effect?

An astigmatism is the curve of the cornea, (the clear front surface of the eye). The shape, curve, and length of the eye develops at birth and continues to change as a child grows READ MORE
An astigmatism is the curve of the cornea, (the clear front surface of the eye). The shape, curve, and length of the eye develops at birth and continues to change as a child grows up until the age of between 18-21 years of age. Medications are not responsible for the curve of the cornea (the astigmatism). Most astigmatisms can be corrected with glasses if the vision is impaired. Most of the general population has some degree of astigmatism.

What exactly is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a silent disease which can cause permanent blindness, if not detected. It damages the nerve of your eye usually slowly. Once damage is done to the nerve, it causes READ MORE
Glaucoma is a silent disease which can cause permanent blindness, if not detected. It damages the nerve of your eye usually slowly. Once damage is done to the nerve, it causes loss of the peripheral vision as well as will increase the normal blind spot we all have. The good news is, glaucoma most often can be diagnosed early through comprehensive eye exams with an ophthalmologist and is most often treated and controlled with no vision loss. Glaucoma can be heredity, from trauma or just through normal aging. There is nothing that can be done to prevent getting this disease, but as I said, can most often be detected and controlled with yearly eye examinations. If your ophthalmologist feels you are at a higher risk of getting the disease, they will advise you to be seen more often.