Effective Glaucoma Treatment for Residents of Harbor Bluffs, FL
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve. It happens as a result of fluid build-up in the front part of the eye. One of the most important aspects to note about this condition is that it often progresses painlessly. Symptoms include:
- Glare around lights
- Blurred vision
- Intense eye pain
- Light sensitivity
- Nausea and vomiting
It’s critical to schedule an eye exam if you’ve experienced any of these glaucoma symptoms because they can indicate irreparable damage to the optic nerve. At St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, our extensively trained and experienced ophthalmologists provide comprehensive eye exams and effective treatment for glaucoma that can include surgery.
Early Diagnosis Is Key
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends having a thorough eye exam every five to 10 years for people under age 40; every two to four years for those 40 to 54 years old, and every one to three years for patients between ages 55 and 64. An early diagnosis for glaucoma improves the chance that vision can be slowed or prevented. Through regularly scheduled eye exams, our ophthalmologists can detect small changes that may be the first signs of glaucoma.
A Family Eye Care Clinic
As a family-owned and -operated clinic for three generations, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute offers comprehensive eye care in a family environment instilled with trust and compassion. Contact us if you would like to know more about glaucoma treatment at our state-of-the-art facility in Largo. We use only the most advanced equipment for our diagnosis and treatment services, and offer eye care to residents throughout Harbor Bluffs.