Glaucoma Treatment in Oceanside
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Nothing is more precious than your ability to see the world around you. Glaucoma occurs when the intraocular pressure becomes too high and causes damage to the optic nerve which is the cable between each eye and the brain. Once damage occurs, it is irreversible, and glaucoma is a progressive condition that requires prompt treatment to slow the course of the disease. Because of this, it’s extremely important to have annual eye exams with an optometrist to screen for glaucoma, especially after age 60, as early detection is best for optimal results. Although glaucoma is incurable, it responds to treatment to ease its symptoms.
How Is Glaucoma Treated?
Glaucoma treatment is aimed at lowering intraocular pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. Davies Eye Center offers several state-of-the-art treatment modalities to accomplish this, including a laser procedure called selective laser trabeculoplasty. This painless, in-office treatment takes only 5 minutes and involves applying laser energy to the eye’s draining structure (the trabecular meshwork). This causes the drain to become more porous, which is what lowers the pressure in the eye. Treatment results last several years and the procedure can be repeated if necessary.
Treatment may also be performed at the same time with cataract surgery, such as inserting small stents to prop open the trabecular meshwork or open up the meshwork from inside the eye using a special device. These treatments are typically highly effective and result in substantial and permanent pressure reduction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Glaucoma Treatment
Can glaucoma be cured?
- Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma. However, with early detection and proper treatment, it can be managed to prevent further vision loss.
How often do I need to use eye drops for glaucoma?
- The frequency and dosage of eye drops will depend on the type and severity of glaucoma, as well as the specific eye drops prescribed by your doctor. In general, eye drops are usually used once or twice a day, but some may need to be used more frequently.
Will I need to use eye drops for the rest of my life?
- Most people with glaucoma will need to use eye drops for the rest of their life to help manage their eye pressure and prevent further vision loss.
Can I still wear contact lenses if I have glaucoma?
- In most cases, it's safe to wear contact lenses if you have glaucoma. However, our team will discuss this with your to make sure it's safe for your specific case.
How often should I see my eye doctor if I have glaucoma?
- It's recommended that people with glaucoma see their eye doctor every 6 to 12 months to monitor their eye pressure and vision. However, we may recommend more frequent visits if your glaucoma is severe or difficult to manage.
Contact Us For Glaucoma Treatment in Oceanside Today
Getting glaucoma treatment from a trusted eye care clinic like Davies Eye Center is crucial. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to vision loss if left untreated. Our reputable center ensures accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing monitoring, providing patients with the best chance to preserve their vision and overall eye health.
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