Don’t let glaucoma stop you
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us right away.
- Is your peripheral vision obstructed with a blind spot?
- Do you have redness, pain, halos, or blurred vision?
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. While there are different types of glaucoma with varying characteristics, it is usually diagnosed when someone has a combination of high eye pressure and damage to the optic nerve. It can lead to loss of peripheral vision, and if untreated, blindness.
Spinak Medical Eye Center Tests and Treats Glaucoma
Most people aren’t even aware that they may have glaucoma.
To properly evaluate a patient for glaucoma, the board certified ophthalmologists at Spinak Medical Eye Center will check a number of things including eye pressure.
- The optic nerve is examined when the eyes are dilated or it can be evaluated with a special scan called an OCT.
- A test of the peripheral vision called a visual field test is also recommended.
Spinak Medical Eye Center tests for and treats all types of glaucoma to stabilize and control additional loss of vision. Treatment can include:
- Laser surgery to reduce eye pressure
- Medication in the form of eye drops
- Combination of laser surgery and medication.
In some cases, surgery may be needed to control the glaucoma.
Listen to Dr. Chang on WRCR’s Senior Focus show.
(The interview begins about 3 minutes into the broadcast)
One treatment option offered at Spinak Medical Eye Center is SLT, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty. Dr. Chang and Dr. Spinak will let you know if they believe this is a glaucoma treatment option that might be right for you.