Glaucoma Explained in San Antonio, TX
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What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma refers to a category of disorders that can hurt the eye's optic nerve, which is responsible for transferring visual stimuli to the brain. If neglected, glaucoma can lead to blind spots and/or total blindness. It is almost always due to increased pressure within the eye from fluid buildup.
Glaucoma primarily affects those over the age of 60. Today, about two million U.S. citizens have glaucoma; however, many of them are undiagnosed. In the beginning, glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms and is often called the “silent thief." Though a cure hasn't been developed for the condition, it can be slowed with early detection and the right therapies.
This condition is a primary reason why undergoing comprehensive eye exams no less than every two years is critical to your general ocular health. At Texas State Optical Bandera, we have state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and are broadly knowledgeable about the most innovative management methods. If you are over 40 years of age, contact our San Antonio, TX practice to schedule your exam and get ahead of managing your ocular health.
How Is Glaucoma Treated?
When a diagnosis of glaucoma is established, there are a number of techniques available to help control it. All of these treatments focus on lessening internal eye pressure to stop more trauma to the optic nerve. Most people who are in the beginning stages of glaucoma can often delay or stop their vision loss by controlling glaucoma with daily eye drops.
For those whose glaucoma is more advanced, more aggressive treatments, like MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery), laser therapies, and trabeculectomies, could help the condition quite a bit. Whether we provide these treatments or opt to refer the patient to a trusted specialist, the Texas State Optical Bandera team of eye health experts is dedicated to determining the ideal solutions for our patients' personalized eye health care.
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This office is absolutely amazing. I am giving them a five star rating. I had some difficulty navigating between my medical benefit and my vision benefit and they were able to explain in simple terms which one would work the best financially.it worked out great. Everybody in the office is so kind and professional, and I just had an overall great experience I use to hate going to the eye doctor, and that is no longer the case.
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Take Control of Glaucoma
At Texas State Optical Bandera, we often visit with people experiencing glaucoma to guide them as they manage the condition. It’s comforting to know that detection and intervention in the early stages can allow you to keep your condition under control. Dr. Perez recommends that anyone who has potential symptoms, a genetic predisposition to glaucoma, or an existing diagnosis of glaucoma arrange an appointment at her San Antonio, TX practice.