inside-banner

What you Can Do about Glaucoma Right Now

Glaucoma Santa Rosa, CAGlaucoma is an eye condition that hurts the eye’s optic nerve. An increase in intraocular pressure can damage the optic nerve, which can inhibit its ability to send images to the brain. Untreated glaucoma can result in vision loss and severe cases blindness. At present, specialists have not discovered a way to restore vision, but those with glaucoma who strictly adhere to a treatment plan and have regular eye exams are more likely to avoid blindness. Here’s how you can treat glaucoma.

Glaucoma treatment options

Before treatment for glaucoma commences, you will need to schedule an eye exam to be properly diagnosed. During your consultation your doctor will administer several tests and ask you questions about your eye health and medical history. Your glaucoma treatment will vary depending on your individual situation. Your eye doctor may use prescription eye drops, laser surgery, microsurgery, or a combination of the three.

  • Eye drops: Eye drops can aid in reducing the buildup of fluid in the eye or help increase the outflow of fluid. The side effects of taking eye drops may involve allergies, redness, stinging, irritated eyes, or blurred vision. Be sure you notify your doctor of medications you are allergic to.
  • Laser surgery: Laser surgery is done to enhance the flow of fluid from the eye. This procedure is specifically done for those with open-angle glaucoma. If you have angle-closure glaucoma, it can stop fluid blockage. More specifically, the types of laser surgery are trabeculoplasty, iridotomy, and cyclophotocoagulation.
  • Microsurgery: Using a procedure called a trabeculectomy, your doctor will make a new channel to decrease eye pressure and drain fluid. A tube may be inserted to assist with fluid drainage.

It is common for open-angle glaucoma to be treated with a combination of eye drops, laser trabeculoplasty, and microsurgery. It is important to speak with your doctor to determine which treatment method is right for your condition.

Schedule a consultation

To schedule an eye exam, call the Eye Care Institute in Santa Rosa, CA today. You can contact our team by calling (707) 546-9800. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy vision.

Posted in: Glaucoma

Leave a response

Contact Us today for top quality care in Sonoma County (707) 546-9800

Let’s Find the SolutionRequest An Appointment

Quick Contact

  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Find a Location Near YouThree Convenient Locations


Santa Rosa - 2nd Street
1017 2nd St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Fax: 707-546-4112

(707) 546-9800
Directions >

Santa Rosa Downtown
720 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Fax: 707-528-4967

(707) 546-9800
Directions >

Petaluma Office
1383 N. McDowell Blvd #100
Petaluma, CA 95404
Fax: 707-763-6266

(707) 546-9800
Directions >


Resources


Office Hours

Santa Rosa Main Office
Monday – Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Thursday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Santa Rosa Downtown Office
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Petaluma Office
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Closed for lunch: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
(707) 546-9800