Clearwater's Distinguished and Esteemed Ophthalmologists
Dr. Kyle Linsey, and Dr. Tanya Perich direct the Clearwater Eye and Laser Center in Clearwater, FL. These leading, established, experienced, and board-certified Ophthalmologists want to discuss with you Glaucoma, its symptoms, and the Glaucoma treatment options available.
What is Glaucoma? How is Glaucoma Treated?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that destroys the optic nerve in the eye. Glaucoma develops due to fluid buildup in the front part of the eye. This fluid will produce pressure within the eye and eventually damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma generally strikes people over 60 and is, unfortunately, the leading cause of blindness.
The bright side of this eye disease is that we may be able to help prevent your blindness as our Glaucoma treatments show a high rate of success if treatments start early. The focus of treatment is to lower the pressure within the eye. Specific eye drops work to drain this excess fluid buildup in the eye, thus relieving eye stress.
In rare instances, these eye drops are unsuccessful and do not relieve the eye pressure. If surgery is in your future, you will not have to take further eye medication. There are a few surgical procedures we may recommend. Each method depends on your type of Glaucoma, and we can discuss each type specific to your needs.
- Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
- Laser Peripheral Iridotomy
- Drainage Implant Surgery
- Nonpenetrating Surgery
Early treatment means your chances are more significant for avoiding blindness. We are devoted to helping our patients keep their eyes healthy for as long as possible and prevent blindness by treating them with the highest quality of eye care possible using state-of-the-art treatments in our fight against this debilitating eye disease.
Do You Have Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Adults need a Glaucoma test yearly or sooner if symptoms arise. If you think you have some signs of Glaucoma, time is of the essence in calling us for Glaucoma testing as quickly as possible. Do not let these symptoms go unchecked and risk blindness.
- Loss of peripheral vision (sometimes this goes unnoticed because this loss is subtle until the disease progresses)
- Possible eye pain
- Possible blurred vision
- Halos around lights
If you have symptoms of Glaucoma, please call Drs. Linsey or Dr. Perich at the Clearwater Eye and Laser Center in Clearwater, FL, at (727) 446-7578 as soon as possible and schedule your Glaucoma test and possible Glaucoma treatment. We want to give you a clean bill of health for your eyes.
Diabetics are at a higher risk for developing Glaucoma. We may want to monitor your eyes more frequently.