Glaucoma Treatment in Cityplace

Glaucoma Treatment in Cityplace

Don’t Let Glaucoma Rob You of Your Sight

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What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness.

It's caused by fluid build-up and increased pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve that progressively worsens your vision. This disease can cause severe, irreversible vision loss if left untreated.

In many cases, appropriate control and treatment can help prevent further damage to the eyes and protect your vision. Optique offers several treatments to help address glaucoma. Learn more about the treatments we provide and contact us to schedule an appointment.

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The 2 Main Types of Glaucoma

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  • Open-angle glaucoma: the most common type. It is a lifelong condition that accounts for at least 90% of all glaucoma cases.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma: a rare form of the disease which requires immediate medical attention. It occurs when the angle is closed in many or most areas between the iris and cornea, which reduces fluid drainage and increases eye pressure.

Glaucoma: The Sneaky Thief of Sight

There is a reason glaucoma is called “the sneaky thief of sight”--half the people with glaucoma don’t even know they have it! Meaning, they may not have symptoms in the early stages.

At Optique, we diagnose and help preserve your vision with cutting-edge glaucoma treatments that can slow the progression of the disease.

If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed with glaucoma, contact us today.

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What are the Signs of Glaucoma?

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As mentioned earlier, glaucoma usually shows no symptoms in its early stages. When signs do manifest, it's usually loss of tunnel vision or peripheral vision. Unfortunately, by the time vision loss has occurred, it cannot be reversed.

That said, the less common angle-closure glaucoma does show a sudden onset of symptoms, including:

  • Extreme eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek prompt diagnosis and treatment by contacting Optique in Cityplace or visiting your nearest emergency room.


Who's at Risk for Glaucoma?

  • Age 40 +

    The prevalence of glaucoma increases with age, with most glaucoma patients aged 40 and up. That said, there is a much rarer form of this disease (congenital glaucoma) that affects infants.

  • Family History & Ethnicity

    Your risk for developing glaucoma is higher if you have a family history of the disease. Those of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American, and Indigenous Canadian descent have a higher risk of developing this disease.

  • Other Conditions

    High myopia, hypertension and diabetes can increase the risk of developing glaucoma.

  • Eye Injury or Trauma

    An eye injury, trauma or eye surgery can increase the likelihood of developing glaucoma.


Common Glaucoma Treatments

There is currently no cure for glaucoma. However, several treatments are available to prevent the progression of this sight-robbing condition. With the right care, you have a higher chance of managing your glaucoma and preserving your vision.

Common treatments include:

Eye Drops

Your optometrist will prescribe eye drops to help regulate pressure inside the eye by decreasing fluid production and/or improving drainage.

Laser Surgery

If eye drops aren’t doing enough to reduce intraocular pressure or intraocular temperature in open-angle glaucoma, laser surgery may be an option. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) opens up the drainage system in the eye to reduce pressure.

SLT is successful in 80% of cases and can reduce eye pressure by 20%.

Other Surgeries

If a laser procedure or eye drops do not lower eye pressure to the desired level, your eye doctor may recommend one of the following surgeries:

  • Incision Surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implants

Preserve Your Vision For Longer

Glaucoma Testing Treatment FAQs

How does an eye doctor diagnose glaucoma?

Since glaucoma has no side effects early on, it is essential for people with a family history of risk factors for glaucoma to get tested. The following tests diagnose glaucoma:

  • Tonometry: measures the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (dilated eye exam): examines the shape and color of the optic nerve
  • Perimetry: measures your field of vision
  • Gonioscopy: checks the angle where the iris meets the cornea
  • Pachymetry: determines the thickness of the cornea to better evaluate eye pressure.
What foods should you avoid if you have glaucoma?

The following are the foods every glaucoma patient should consider avoiding immediately. It should help keep your optic nerve healthy and minimize eye pressure.

  • Caffeine - certain studies show that caffeine contributes to increased intraocular pressure.
  • Saturated fats - a diet high in saturated fats can lead to weight gain, which not only increases intraocular pressure but also cholesterol levels.
  • Trans fats - try to limit your consumption of trans fats because they can also raise cholesterol levels
  • Salt - make sure to consume salt sparingly, as increased blood pressure can indirectly lead to intraocular pressure.
What percentage of glaucoma patients go blind?

About 60% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma will eventually lose some vision.

However, the rate of legal blindness among glaucoma patients is 5%. Getting effective treatment early on will greatly increase your ability to preserve and maximize your vision.

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- May. 29, 2024
DIVA DIVA DIVA. First-Class Customer Care and knows her frames and everything else. I am super impr... essed and will continuing going to Optique based on her ability rot multi-task, have taste and style, cares about herself and the customers and Super Intelligent. Well-done DIVA.
- Mar. 21, 2024
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- Mar. 14, 2024
Still come back here after moving farther away. Service is great.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Got an appointment within a day or two of looking to book. Friendly and efficient customer service. ... Clean facilities and good selection of frames across different budget levels.
- Mar. 11, 2024
STAFF VERY POLITE DR. TYLER,AND DR.EMILY WANG VERY PROFECIONAL
- Feb. 27, 2024
Great eye doctor!
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great Dr and staff! Post exam there is a great selection of glasses. Highly recommend
- Feb. 08, 2024
Great Service and very nice people.
- Jan. 27, 2024
The whole staff is very friendly with great service
- Jan. 24, 2024
Staff is nice no issues, quick checkup no complaints. Recommend to anyone who is busy and wants to g... et in and out fast.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff. Nice selection of eyewear.
- Dec. 21, 2023
The entire staff was professional, and extremely friendly. I loved Dr. Wang. She is phenomenal! Grea... t experience overall, highly recommend checking this place out for your eye exam and eyeglass, contact needs.
- Dec. 20, 2023
I looked up a provider that was on my insurance plan and found Optique. From the initial call all th... e way through the eye exam and picking up my new glasses the team was absolutely fantastic.
- Nov. 09, 2023
The no dilate method makes your appointment fast and easy. The first time I went for an appointment ... years back they discovered the curvature of my contact was slightly off. This fix made it so I can not tell I have them in, except for the improvement to sight of course.
- Oct. 20, 2023
Wonderful optometry experience here! I’ve been a patient of Dr. Zellers for years and have had exc... ellent service the entire time. Scheduling is easy and flexible, staff is friendly, I’m rarely seen late, and it’s a quick, seamless visit every time.
- Oct. 07, 2023
I came in today for the first time to have an eye exam and I was really impressed with the cleanline... ss of the facility, the selection of eyeglasses, the quality of service provided, and the level of professionalism from the team. Making the appointment online was seamless and they were able to move my appointment to an earlier time even though I called in on the day of, which is greatly appreciated. The Dr. was thorough in all that he did and his explanations regarding my exam. Nick also did an amazing job assisting me with finding the perfect pair of eyeglasses within my budget. He was also very thorough and transparent when addressing my questions and concerns regarding pricing / insurance coverage. Typically I feel like just another customer, but Optique had a very welcoming feel— I would highly recommend coming to this location for your needs!
- Sep. 22, 2023
A very professional group and most importantly very friendly and helpful. A great group of people an... d I highly recommend them.
- Aug. 13, 2023
I’ve been visiting Optique for about 7 years now and the experience has always been amazing. From ... the staff to Doc Zellers, every is always on point and super knowledgeable.
- Aug. 10, 2023
Great customer service. Warm and professional.
- Jul. 15, 2023
Everyone was so welcoming & knowledgeable.

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Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Cityplace

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With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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