Treat the building pressure on your optic nerve before it causes permanent blindness by choosing the right glaucoma doctor. Those suffering the effects of glaucoma often are not aware of the issue, as the condition has no early symptoms or identifiable discomfort. Glaucoma is often referred to as “the silent stealer of sight.” Glaucoma causes gradual progressive peripheral vision loss (often called tunnel vision). If allowed to progress untreated, it would result in complete blindness.
Get the glaucoma treatment you need to protect your vision at River Lake Clinic PLLC. Annual examinations of your eyes are recommended, but they become especially important when it comes to glaucoma after the age of 40. Early diagnosis can make a difference in the effectiveness of any treatment plan. Vision loss from glaucoma is not reversible and it is permanent.
Review your family history for any indication of glaucoma or systemic conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disorders and discuss this with your eye doctor. The condition can be inherited, and you may not be aware of it until it has already progressed too far for treatment. Our approach to treatment takes into account the many potential causes and the importance of your vascular system to overall vision health.
We are experts at early detection and successful treatment of glaucoma. We utilize advance anatomical imaging instruments and functional vision testing equipment to advance early detection and best treatments for glaucoma, which will maximize your chances of preserving your vision.
Glaucoma Treatment from Compassionate Eye Care Specialists
What is commonly referred to as simply glaucoma can be any number of conditions that all fall under a family of related diseases. Sophisticated diagnostic testing is employed to better evaluate your eyes for glaucoma, determine the type, and track progression of the disease to guide our best treatment.
The evaluation process may include:
- Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography
- Retinal Nerve Fiber Analysis with Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
- Automated Perimetry (Threshold Visual Field Testing)
- Visually Evoked Potential
These diagnostic tests may not all be performed. Often some of these are performed on one visit and others at a different visit.
Signs and symptoms of glaucoma may include:
- Sudden Onset of Marked Eye Pain
- Red Eyes
- Poor Vision
- Semi-Dilated Pupils
- Poor Response to Light
Often glaucoma has no symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, please call and schedule an appointment today.
We Consider Every Risk
We also take the time to extensively review your family history for any indication of a risk for glaucoma. Any history of high blood pressure, vascular disease or diabetes places you at risk for many varieties of glaucoma. This focus on the vascular system includes occlusions. The exposure to certain chemicals may also increase the chances of glaucoma.
If you are in a high-risk group for this condition, it is important that you schedule an appointment right away. Early detection of most issues is a focus of our practice.
Contact us today to discover what a glaucoma doctor with the latest in diagnostic technology can do for you. We proudly serve patients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and surrounding communities.