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Glaucoma Jacksonville Treatment

Glaucoma Examination:

Need an exam for glaucoma Jacksonville? The doctor will perform a visual examination of all inner structures of the eye including the retina, optic nerve head and optic disc. Any damage due to glaucoma is identified and noted in your medical record. Visual Field: Test of the eye’s ability to correctly respond to light on all parts of the retina. Areas damaged by glaucoma will show no response. Periodic visual fields are essential for showing the condition of your eye now and for immediately detecting future changes due to glaucoma. Visual fields are carried out with a machine called a perimeter. Fundus Photo: Photograph of the entire inner surface of your eyeball (fundus). A picture of the inner surface permits an accurate record of its condition which can be reviewed later when looking for evidence of change Gonioscopy: Is the use of a special lens to examine the mesh-like drains in your eye to determine if they are functioning properly. The aqueous fluid in the eye flows through these drains. Blocked drains cause eye pressure to build. Information about these drains is required to correctly diagnose the kind of glaucoma present and determine the appropriate treatment. Tonometry: Measurement of the pressure inside your eye (called intraocular pressure or “IOP”). Too high a pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and a loss of sight. Maintaining pressure at the normal level is a primary goal of treatment.
 
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Glaucoma Examination:

Need an exam for glaucoma Jacksonville? The doctor will perform a visual examination of all inner structures of the eye including the retina, optic nerve head and optic disc. Any damage due to glaucoma is identified and noted in your medical record. Visual Field: Test of the eye’s ability to correctly respond to light on all parts of the retina. Areas damaged by glaucoma will show no response. Periodic visual fields are essential for showing the condition of your eye now and for immediately detecting future changes due to glaucoma. Visual fields are carried out with a machine called a perimeter. Fundus Photo: Photograph of the entire inner surface of your eyeball (fundus). A picture of the inner surface permits an accurate record of its condition which can be reviewed later when looking for evidence of change Gonioscopy: Is the use of a special lens to examine the mesh-like drains in your eye to determine if they are functioning properly. The aqueous fluid in the eye flows through these drains. Blocked drains cause eye pressure to build. Information about these drains is required to correctly diagnose the kind of glaucoma present and determine the appropriate treatment. Tonometry: Measurement of the pressure inside your eye (called intraocular pressure or “IOP”). Too high a pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and a loss of sight. Maintaining pressure at the normal level is a primary goal of treatment.

Glaucoma Jacksonville iStentGlaucoma Treatment Options:

Medication: Both eye drops and oral medication may be used to lower your intraocular pressure (“IOP”). Drops usually need to be taken several times a day while oral medication usually needs to be taken two or three times each day. You must take the medication as prescribed to halt the progress of your disease.

Conventional Surgery: Surgical procedures create an alternate passageway which allows the fluid in your eye to more easily drain out. This lowers the “IOP” and thus prevents a further loss of vision.
 
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Laser Surgery: Through the use of a therapeutic laser beam, the outflow of the aqueous fluid in your eye is improved. Better drainage reduces the “IOP” and saves your sight. Because most forms of Glaucoma cannot be cured, it is likely that you must take medications daily for the rest of your life to maintain your best vision.
 
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