Glaucoma Treatment Available for Residents of Belleair, FL
Glaucoma is a condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve as a result of abnormally high eye pressure. One of the main causes of blindness for people over age 60, glaucoma progresses painlessly. In fact, many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs. Because vision loss due to glaucoma can’t be recovered, it’s important to have regular eye exams that include measurements of your eye pressure. The earlier the diagnosis for glaucoma, the better the chance that vision loss can be prevented or slowed.
St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute provides comprehensive eye exams and effective treatment for glaucoma that can include surgery. As a family-owned and -operated eye-care center based in Largo, Florida, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser is one of the most trusted clinics for residents of Belleair.
Glaucoma develops when the eye’s drainage channels become clogged and are unable to drain fluids properly. The fluid build-up increases eye pressure. Treatment for glaucoma usually starts with prescription eyedrops to reduce eye pressure. If eyedrops fail to do so, laser treatment may be needed to improve the eye’s ability to drain fluids. For some patients, treatment options can include a combination of prescription eyedrops, oral medications, and laser treatment.
Glaucoma Treatment at a Family-Owned Clinic
At St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, our eye surgeons are experts in laser treatment for glaucoma. We are known for friendly consultations, and our staff will treat you with warmth and respect from your first consultation to the moment you leave our facility with a new focus on life. If you’re a Belleair, FL, resident over age 40 with a family history of glaucoma, contact St. Michael’s today to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam.