Glaucoma Management with Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care and Surgery Center
At Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley, we are ready to help when you need to see an ophthalmologist for glaucoma and other eye issues.
Understand the Basics Of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is an umbrella term for a group of eye disorders that bring on progressive vision loss if not treated. In general, glaucoma causes vision loss because there is damage to the optic nerve. The damage can be caused from high ocular pressure, although some people develop glaucoma with normal ocular pressure. While there is no cure for glaucoma, there are treatment options that can help halt the progression of the disease.
A comprehensive eye exam is often the first time a patient hears they are dealing with glaucoma. In the early stages, there are often no symptoms. The two basic types of glaucoma are open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma.
Treatment for Glaucoma
We will develop a treatment plan specifically for you to manage your glaucoma. You may have eye drops prescribed that lower the pressure within your eyes. Laser surgery is also an option, as is glaucoma drainage surgery. Medication is usually tried first, as it is the least invasive treatment available. If your eye pressure is not reduced through medication, laser surgery may be tried next. Talk with your ophthalmologist about your options when it comes to glaucoma management.
Glaucoma Management Services In Oro Valley, Tucson, and Marana
Schedule an appointment today at either of our two locations at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care and Surgery Center by calling 520-293-6740. We will be happy to talk with you regarding your vision health and glaucoma management options.