Tag: Angle Closure Glaucoma

How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed

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Glaucoma, a disease where damage to the optic nerve occurs often from increased pressure in the eye can be difficult to diagnose at times. Many patients have some features but not all and in fact are just borderline for glaucoma. Regular check-ups for glaucoma will always include tonometry. Tonometry measures the pressure within your eye…. Read More


Angle Closure and Its Treatment

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Glaucoma comes in different forms. There are two basic types:open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Of the two types open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two. Angle closure glaucoma can result in more rapid loss of vision and must be treated immediately. Open angle glaucoma can exist for many years lurking… Read More


Celebrate Glaucoma Awareness Month at North Shore Eye Care

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Start the New Year off right with a comprehensive eye exam to look for eye conditions such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a… Read More


How Are Attacks of Glaucoma Treated?

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Laser iridotomy is a procedure that makes a small opening in the iris (the colored part of the eye) to relieve increased eye pressure due to a type of glaucoma called angle-closure glaucoma. When the fluid that normally flows in and out of the eye cannot drain through its sponge-like drainage system, called the trabecular… Read More


The Basics of Glaucoma

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There are two basic types of glaucoma; open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two; angle closure glaucoma can result in much more rapid vision loss and thus needs to be treated immediately. While open angle glaucoma can exist for many years lurking in the background,… Read More


Glaucoma Wears Many Different Hats

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Glaucoma is the term used to describe a group of eye diseases in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eyeball) is increased and causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. (The optic nerve is like a telephone trunk line – it is composed of 1.2 million small fibers and transmits images from the eye… Read More


How is Angle Closure Glaucoma Treated?

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Laser Iridotomy is the procedure with which we treat acute attacks of narrow angle glaucoma or angle closure glaucoma. It is also the procedure used to prevent attacks from occurring in those patients at risk for attacks of glaucoma.Laser iridotomy is a procedure that makes a small opening in the iris (the colored part of… Read More


Glaucoma Has Many Faces

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Glaucoma is the term used to describe a group of eye diseases in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eyeball) is increased and causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. (The optic nerve is like a telephone trunk line – it is composed of 1.2 million small fibers and transmits images from the eye… Read More


Celebrate Glaucoma Awareness Month With a Comprehensive Eye Exam At SightMD Care

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Start the New Year off right with a comprehensive eye exam to look for eye conditions such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a… Read More


Angle Closure Glaucoma and Its Treatment

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There are two basic types of glaucoma; open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two; angle closure glaucoma can result in much more rapid vision loss and thus needs to be treated immediately. While open angle glaucoma can exist for many years lurking in the background,… Read More


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