Posts Tagged ‘ glaucoma ’

Rhopressa-a new treatment for glaucoma

A new type of medication to treat open-angle glaucoma has recently been released. Rhopressa helps glaucoma patients by lowering their eye pressure on a consistent basis. Rhopressa is a convenient treatment option as it is used once per day. Rhopressa helps fluid in the eye to drain away more efficiently, thereby lowering eye pressure. Rhopressa may be… 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 »

Diabetic Eye Exams

Yearly eye examinations are important for patients diagnosed with diabetes. The longer one has diabetes, the greater likelihood of visual complications . Vision can fluctuate for patients with poor blood sugar control. If bleeding occurs in the back of the eye, the patient’s visual ability could be negatively impacted-making reading or driving very difficult. For severe… Read More »

Too good too pass up? CyPass Micro-Stent

For patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma considering cataract surgery, the CyPass Micro-Stent may help to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) and decrease the patients’ dependence on glaucoma medication. Two years after CyPass treatment, 72.5% of patients still experience >20% decrease in IOP and CyPass treatment is 32% more effective at lowering IOP than stand-alone cataract surgery. 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 »

Glaucoma-Are you at increased risk?

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. There is no cure and once damage has occurred, it’s irreversible.  Early detection is key for retaining vision for patients with glaucoma, as the disease has no symptoms in its early to moderate stages.   Patients at highest risk for glaucoma include: Family history of glaucoma African… Read More »

Laser Treatment for Glaucoma?

Do you or a loved one suffer from glaucoma? Are using eye drops a challenge or a hassle to keep up with? For patients with glaucoma, intraocular pressure (IOP) control is an ongoing process. Traditional treatment involves eye drops. These drops require consistent use for best IOP control. Costs of glaucoma medications add up over… Read More »

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