Glaucoma Management in Columbus, OH

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What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma encompasses various eye disorders that may damage the optic nerve, essential for transmitting visual information to the brain, primarily caused by increased eye pressure due to fluid accumulation. Without treatment, glaucoma can lead to irreversible vision loss or even complete blindness. Although there is no cure for glaucoma, early detection and appropriate eye care treatments can manage its progression. At Erdey Searcy Eye Group, our board-certified ophthalmologists specialize in treating all types of glaucoma, including open-angle, angle-closure, and advanced-stage glaucoma, using the latest management techniques available. If you're over 40 or have a family history of glaucoma, we encourage you to contact our Columbus, OH practice to schedule your examination and take proactive steps toward safeguarding your eye health.

Early Glaucoma Detection

How Is Glaucoma Treated and Managed?

During an eye exam, our eye doctors will conduct pupil dilation and perform tests to measure the intraocular pressure (tonometry), check corneal thickness (pachymetry), and examine the angle between the iris and cornea (gonioscopy). Additionally, we will inspect the optic nerve and evaluate visual acuity. Upon diagnosing glaucoma, we will outline treatment plans aimed at managing the condition and reducing the potential for vision deterioration over time. The primary goal of glaucoma treatment is to decrease internal eye pressure to avert further damage to the optic nerve.

For early stages of glaucoma, management may include the use of daily eye drops or oral medications. In more advanced cases, options such as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), laser treatments, and trabeculectomy may be suggested to alleviate fluid accumulation and eye pressure.

Take Control of Glaucoma

Because symptoms of glaucoma typically remain unnoticed until the condition has progressed, regular eye examinations are essential for early detection and minimizing the risk of vision impairment. At Erdey Searcy Eye Group, we have extensive experience in treating glaucoma and assisting patients across Columbus, OH, in managing this eye condition effectively. Discover your glaucoma management options by arranging an eye examination at our ophthalmology practice today.

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