The Best Glaucoma Treatment Options For You

Glaucoma treatmentGlaucoma is a disease that slowly damages the optic nerve over time and often without any symptoms or signs. However, catching this disease at an early stage can help prevent vision loss or blindness.

While there is no cure, there are different glaucoma treatment options that can help you manage and deal with symptoms. Here are some of the best glaucoma treatment options we offer our patients.

Glaucoma Diagnosis

To catch glaucoma, a comprehensive eye examination is an essential first step.. During the examination, several tests will be performed. These tests include the measuring of your intraocular pressure.

Individuals with glaucoma typically have abnormal levels of intraocular pressure, which occurs from fluid build-up within the eyes. Checking for vision loss, corneal thickness measurement and inspection of the drainage ducts are also done during examination.

Glaucoma Treatment Options

While the damage inflicted by glaucoma cannot be reversed, treatment can help slow down or even prevent vision loss. Glaucoma treatment options are designed to reduce intraocular pressure within the eyes, and treatment options come in many different forms and types.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a great option for those who haven’t seen progression with the use of medication. This procedure uses a small laser to improve fluid drainage in the eye, lowering intraocular pressure.

Eye Drops

The most commonly prescribed glaucoma treatment option comes in the form of eye drops. There are a few options for eye drop treatment, but they work to decrease intraocular pressure by reducing fluid build-up.

Oral Medication

If eye drops are not decreasing intraocular pressure, oral medicine may be prescribed instead. This medication works to reduce the symptoms that come with glaucoma. The doctor can help you decide whether medication or laser therapy would be most beneficial for your symptoms and the current severity of your glaucoma.

Evaluate Your Glaucoma Treatment Options Today

At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, our team of healthcare professionals in Stockton, Modesto, and Manteca, CA, are dedicated to helping you find the best glaucoma treatment option for you.

While they are many, we will build a specialized treatment program that works best for you. Give us a call at 800-244-9907 to see how our doctors can help you. You can also schedule an appointment online at one of our offices in Stockton, Manteca, or Modesto. We look forward to seeing you!

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