Dr Baseem Wahab - Dedicated Eye Care Professional and Consultant
Dr. Baseem Wahab serves as the owner and president of Mobile Eye Care/SEEN Vision Care and president of Eyes on You Image and Practice Consultants. In the former position, Dr. Baseem Wahab oversees the day-to-day operations of the practice, which provides remote eye examinations to individuals living in nursing and assisted-living homes. The company, which he founded in 2010, was the first to make use of iPads for remote access to patient records and for managing office and medical case data.
As the president of Eyes on You Image and Practice Consultants, Dr. Baseem Wahab provides clinical and financial consultations to eye care providers in a range of settings. He started at the company in 2003 and has helped all of the consultancy’s clients improve their net margins.
Dr. Wahab prepared for his career by earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo and his doctor of optometry from the New England College of Optometry, as well as an MBA from Arizona State University. He held such positions as the director of vision services at Cigna Healthcare and as a managing member of OPTICA, Inc., before accepting his two current positions. Dedicated to staying abreast of developments in the field, Dr. Wahab belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Optometric Association and Prevent Blindness America.
Early Detection and Symptoms of Glaucoma
Dr. Baseem Wahab received his optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2001. He has practiced at and owned SEEN Vision Care in Dearborn, Michigan, since 2010. Dr. Baseem Wahab sees patients for a number of reasons, including glaucoma.
Optic nerve damage, which leads to glaucoma, is caused by a group of eye diseases. The optic nerve plays an important role, as it carries images from the retina to the brain to make it possible to see. Individuals with glaucoma have elevated eye pressure, which can damage the optic nerve’s delicate fibers. Damaged nerve fibers can cause blind spots, and full blindness can occur once the whole nerve is destroyed. Glaucoma is the main cause of blindness, but early detection can help individuals preserve their ability to see.
Doctors detect glaucoma by measuring eye pressure during routine eye exams. They also will evaluate the optic nerve, inspect the drainage angle of eyes, and test the visual field for each eye.
Having elevated eye pressure alone doesn’t mean a person has glaucoma, but it is an important indicator. Glaucoma risk factors include thin cornea(s), family history of glaucoma, steroid use, nearsightedness, African ancestry, and past injury to the eyes. Age also affects a person’s risk of developing glaucoma.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Dr. Baseem Wahab, an experienced optometrist, owns SEEN Vision Care, an eye care facility in Dearborn, Michigan. As a full-service operation, SEEN Vision Care offers eye examinations, eyeglass and contact lens fittings, consultations for LASIK surgery, and treatment for eye diseases. One of the conditions that Dr. Baseem Wahab diagnoses and manages is macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). More than 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with this presently incurable condition. Macular degeneration occurs in the central part of the retina, called the macula. The macula, which affects our ability to read, drive, and see objects in detail, is made up of highly-sensitive cells that help us perceive light. When the cells break down, the eye struggles to gather light correctly, which means that the images that are sent to the brain are distorted and blurry. Because macular degeneration affects the central part of the retina, people with the disease can still use their peripheral vision. However, peripheral vision is not as strong or focused as central vision, so it is important for people with macular degeneration to seek medical help.
More information on the causes, symptoms and treatment options for macular degeneration is available at www.macular.org.