Glaucoma Treatment Available for Residents of Dunedin, FL
Since 1961, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute has provided Dunedin, Florida, residents with comprehensive eye exams and effective treatment for glaucoma. One of the chief causes of blindness for people over age 60, glaucoma is a condition in which elevated eye pressure damages the eye’s optic nerve. Vision loss due to glaucoma can’t be recovered, so 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.
One of the most important aspects to note about glaucoma is that it often progresses painlessly. Still, it’s important to know that glaucoma symptoms include:
- Blurred vision
- Intense eye pain
- Glare around lights
- Nausea and vomiting
- Light sensitivity
Fortunately, through regularly scheduled eye exams, your eye doctor can detect small changes in peripheral vision and eye pressure that may be the first signs of glaucoma.
How Do You Treat Glaucoma?
The most common treatment is the use of medicated drops to reduce eye pressure. Some patients may also require laser treatment to improve the ability of the eye to drain fluids.
Glaucoma Treatment at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute
Our experienced team of eye surgeons are experts in laser treatment for glaucoma and have successfully treated thousands of patients with different forms of glaucoma. Our leading-edge use of vision technology has earned us an Alcon Center of Excellence award every year since our founding. If you would like to know more about glaucoma prevention and treatment, contact St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute to set up an appointment. We’re committed to offering the highest standard of vision care to residents of Dunedin and other Tampa Bay communities.