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Glaucoma Treatments

An intricate illustration depicting the anatomy of the human eye, including the Solera, Retina, Iris, Optic nerve, Cornea, Pupil, Lens, Ciliary body, Conjunctiva, Macula, Retinal blood vessels, and Vitreous body.

What is a

Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. The optic nerve, responsible for transmitting visual images to the brain, consists of numerous nerve fibers akin to multiple wires within an electric cable. Blind spots develop, when there is damage to the optic nerve fibers. These unnoticed blind spots often remain undetected until there’s considerable damage to the optic nerve. If the entire nerve is destroyed blindness results.

 

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in America today. It’s is a progressive disease and usually occurs in older people. However, Glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment. Dr. Lee specialize in early detection and treatment to prevent optic nerve damage and blindness caused by Glaucoma.

Prevention:

Glaucoma is often called the “Silent thief of sight” because there are no obvious signs or symptoms until significant visual loss has occurred. Only way to know if you have glaucoma is to have a thorough eye exam and pressure check.

Recommendation:

Under Age 45:
Patients with no risk factors – Eye exam in every 4 years
Patients with risk factors – Eye exam in every 2 years

Over Age 45:
Patients with no risk factors – Eye exam in every 2 years
Patients with risk factors – Eye exam in every year

Diagnosis and Treatment:

Dr. Lee performs several tests to detect glaucoma, these test include a visual acuity test, visual field test, dilated eye exam, tonometry (which measures the pressure inside of the eye), and pachymetry ( which uses ultrasonic waves to help determine corena thickness). Regular annual eye check-ups, including a dilated pupil examination and visual field test, are crucial for individuals with a high risk of glaucoma.

Some of the early treatments Dr. Lee uses to treats open-angle glaucoma will usually begin with prescription medications, ointments, or eyedrops. These treatments assist the eye to drain fluid more effectively or cause it to produce less fluids. Dr. Lee may also perform several forms of laser surgery that can also help fluid drain from the eyes. Incisional surgery is also an option to create a new opening for fluid to drain, after other treatments have failed.

About This

Service

Dr. Lee offers personalized treatments, including prescription eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery, tailored to manage intraocular pressure and preserve vision.

We use advanced diagnostic tools like tonometry and optic nerve imaging to identify early signs of glaucoma during comprehensive eye exams.

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve, impacting vision by causing gradual peripheral vision loss.

While glaucoma can’t be entirely prevented, adopting a healthy lifestyle, regular eye check-ups, and managing risk factors like high eye pressure can lower the risk.

Insurance coverage varies, and our team assists in navigating insurance processes to optimize coverage for glaucoma treatments.

Side effects are minimal, but risks include infection or bleeding. Our experts monitor closely to minimize these risks and ensure your safety.

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