World-Class Glaucoma Treatment for Residents of Tampa, FL
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often as a result of abnormally high eye pressure. The most common type of glaucoma is hereditary, and many forms of the condition have no warning signs or symptoms. In fact, you may not notice a change in vision until the condition has reached an advanced stage. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness, which is why it’s important to schedule eye exams that include measurements of your eye pressure. As one of the most trusted eye clinics for residents of Tampa, Florida, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute offers comprehensive eye exams and effective glaucoma treatment that can include surgery.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends having a complete eye exam every five to 10 years for people under age 40; every two to four years for those ages 40 to 54 years old, and every one to three years if you’re between ages 55 and 64. To test for glaucoma, your doctor will examine the optic nerve and view the structures at the front of the eye to assess their ability to drain fluids properly. The frequency of follow-up exams is based on the results of this screening.
Glaucoma Treatment at a Family-Owned Clinic
St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute has performed successful glaucoma treatment on thousands of patients with different forms of the condition. Furthermore, our ophthalmologists are experts in laser treatment for glaucoma. If you’re a Tampa resident over age 40 with a family history of glaucoma, please don’t hesitate to contact St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute. As a family-owned eye care clinic since 1961, we offer friendly, personalized consultations.