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Glaucoma

Glaucoma encompasses a group of eye diseases that share a characteristic pattern of optic nerve damage which, if untreated, frequently leads to vision loss. In addition, certain racial and ethnic groups have a higher incidence of glaucoma subtypes. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for preventing vision loss.

Doctors: Stanley B. Hersh MDPeter J. Branden MDAron D. Rose MDCinthia Guzman-Covey MD, and Erika N. Wandel, MD

Risk factors for glaucoma include elevated intraocular pressure, a family history of glaucoma, glaucomatous changes in the optic nerve appearance, and decreased corneal thickness. In addition, certain racial and ethnic groups have a higher incidence of glaucoma subtypes. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for preventing vision loss.

Our doctors are skilled in diagnosing and treating diseases of the optic nerve and the visual pathway, including:

  • Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • Low-Tension Glaucoma
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Anatomic Narrow Angles
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Uveitic (Inflammatory) Glaucoma
  • Steroid-Response Glaucoma
  • Pseudoexfoliation and Exfoliation Glaucoma
  • Pigmentary Glaucoma
  • Plateau Iris Syndrome
  • Aqueous Misdirection Syndrome (Malignant Glaucoma)
  • Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Traumatic (Angle-Recession) Glaucoma
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Lens-Induced Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma following Ocular Surgery

At The Eye Care Group, our glaucoma service is dedicated to providing expert and compassionate care in even the most challenging glaucoma cases. On your initial visit, expect a thorough medical history and comprehensive examination. We recommend that you plan on an initial appointment length of approximately 2.5 hours. In addition, your ophthalmologist may recommend that you undergo special testing, such as a visual field test, gonioscopy, optic disc photography, or Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to help guide your diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options may include observation and close monitoring for any sign of development or progression of glaucoma, or may include glaucoma treatments, such as eye drops, laser procedures, or surgery. Learn more about glaucoma…

In addition, you will have 24-hour access to one of our doctors 7 days a week for ocular emergencies. Please plan on arriving either 15 minutes early or complete the registration form prior to your appointment. Learn more about comprehensive ophthalmology and the cutting-edge ocular testing and imaging technology we offer to our patients, including fundus photography, Humphrey and Goldmann visual field testing, corneal topography, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Heidelberg Spectralis with fluorescein angiography and autofluorescence capabilities

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