Category Archives: Glaucoma

Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition where patients’ optic nerves degenerate over time. Most of the time, pressure in the eye is elevated; however, we now know that patients with “normal” eye pressure can suffer from glaucoma. Risk factors for glaucoma include family history of the disease, African American race, age over 60, vascular conditions, and prolonged… Read More »


iStent

For patients with glaucoma who are undergoing cataract surgery, an iStent can be a great option to become less dependent on glaucoma medication. Some patients are able to discontinue their glaucoma medication completely! This minimally-invasive technique is performed at the time of cataract surgery, and is implanted by Dr. Ballitch. Implantation of the iStent is quick and painless. The iStent… Read More »


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know January is glaucoma awareness month?  Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight” because it lacks obvious symptoms, until late stages of the disease. Around 3 million Americans have glaucoma; unfortunately around half are unaware they have it.   Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve is damaged, usually from elevated eye pressure. This… Read More »


Vyzulta-a new drop for glaucoma

Vyzulta (Bausch&Lomb) is a new drop that has been approved to treat patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma. Vyzulta helps to lower eye pressure which promotes better circulation of the optic nerve. This helps to preserve vision. This drop is simply used once daily in affected eyes. Advanced Eye Care Center offers the… Read More »


Understanding glaucoma-pachymetry

Glaucoma is a disease that’s known as the ‘silent thief of sight.’ Over time, glaucoma can constrict our peripheral vision and in severe cases cause blindness. Early and moderate stages of glaucoma may not be noticeable by the patient, making glaucoma testing important-to catch the disease as early as possible. One of the tests we… Read More »


Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know January is glaucoma awareness month?  Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight” because it lacks obvious symptoms, until late stages of the disease. Around 3 million Americans have glaucoma; unfortunately around half are unaware they have it.   Glaucoma is when the optic nerve is damaged, usually but not always, from… Read More »


January is National Glaucoma Month

More than four million people in the United States have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. Unfortunately, nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. Anyone can develop glaucoma, but those at higher risk for developing the disease include: African Americans… Read More »


Did you know….

Chances are that in your lifetime, either you or someone you know will develop Glaucoma.  Early detection and appropriate treatment are critical to preventing vision loss or blindness.  Since glaucoma typically has no symptoms or early warning signs, regular checkups are important to preserving your sight!  The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends an eye exam:  at… Read More »


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