Glaucoma Treatment in Carondelet

Glaucoma Treatment in Carondelet

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What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness.

It's caused by fluid build-up and increased pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve that progressively worsens your vision. This disease can cause severe, irreversible vision loss if left untreated.

In many cases, appropriate control and treatment can help prevent further damage to the eyes and protect your vision. Crown Vision Center - Loughborough offers several treatments to help address glaucoma. Learn more about the treatments we provide and contact us to schedule an appointment.

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The 2 Main Types of Glaucoma

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  • Open-angle glaucoma: the most common type. It is a lifelong condition that accounts for at least 90% of all glaucoma cases.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma: a rare form of the disease which requires immediate medical attention. It occurs when the angle is closed in many or most areas between the iris and cornea, which reduces fluid drainage and increases eye pressure.

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Glaucoma: The Sneaky Thief of Sight

There is a reason glaucoma is called “the sneaky thief of sight”--half the people with glaucoma don’t even know they have it! Meaning, they may not have symptoms in the early stages.

At Crown Vision Center - Loughborough, we diagnose and help preserve your vision with cutting-edge glaucoma treatments that can slow the progression of the disease.

If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed with glaucoma, contact us today.

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What are the Signs of Glaucoma?

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As mentioned earlier, glaucoma usually shows no symptoms in its early stages. When signs do manifest, it's usually loss of tunnel vision or peripheral vision. Unfortunately, by the time vision loss has occurred, it cannot be reversed.

That said, the less common angle-closure glaucoma does show a sudden onset of symptoms, including:

  • Extreme eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek prompt diagnosis and treatment by contacting Crown Vision Center - Loughborough in Carondelet or visiting your nearest emergency room.


Who's at Risk for Glaucoma?

  • Age 40 +

    The prevalence of glaucoma increases with age, with most glaucoma patients aged 40 and up. That said, there is a much rarer form of this disease (congenital glaucoma) that affects infants.

  • Family History & Ethnicity

    Your risk for developing glaucoma is higher if you have a family history of the disease. Those of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American, and Indigenous Canadian descent have a higher risk of developing this disease.

  • Other Conditions

    High myopia, hypertension and diabetes can increase the risk of developing glaucoma.

  • Eye Injury or Trauma

    An eye injury, trauma or eye surgery can increase the likelihood of developing glaucoma.


Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Carondelet

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Nov. 24 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
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  • Medicaid
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Common Glaucoma Treatments

There is currently no cure for glaucoma. However, several treatments are available to prevent the progression of this sight-robbing condition. With the right care, you have a higher chance of managing your glaucoma and preserving your vision.

Common treatments include:

Eye Drops

Your optometrist will prescribe eye drops to help regulate pressure inside the eye by decreasing fluid production and/or improving drainage.

Laser Surgery

If eye drops aren’t doing enough to reduce intraocular pressure or intraocular temperature in open-angle glaucoma, laser surgery may be an option. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) opens up the drainage system in the eye to reduce pressure.

SLT is successful in 80% of cases and can reduce eye pressure by 20%.

Other Surgeries

If a laser procedure or eye drops do not lower eye pressure to the desired level, your eye doctor may recommend one of the following surgeries:

  • Incision Surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implants
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- Nov. 13, 2023
Great experience. Everybody was helpful and professional.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Staff were professional and friendly and very helpful in choosing frames.
- Oct. 18, 2023
This unique group of beautiful people made my experience so amazing, we picked out the perfect frame... s for my face, I felt so comfortable and welcomed from the moment I walked in, 10/10
- Aug. 20, 2023
You guys are awesome You always took great care of me
- Aug. 11, 2023
Kristina and Alissa have excellent customer service! They were both exceedingly friendly!
- Aug. 11, 2023
I've never been to a place where the staff & the doctor are equally as kind and helpful, until Crown... Vision Center. The environment is so welcoming and even as someone new to the eye doctor, my kids and I felt informed and listened to. We will definitely be back.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Clean, friendly, prompt.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Great experience with this location, friendly staff and doctor, explained everything to me as we did... pre-test and the eye exam, staff worked with me to find new glasses, explained my options in regards to new lenses available. I left completely satisfied with my experience and the price for new pair of glasses. Would recommend to others.
- Jun. 12, 2023
They made my experience for getting glasses absolutely wonderful
- May. 11, 2023
I went here for the first time and felt like I’d been going my whole life. The staff is so friend... ly and personable. I got an excellent deal on contacts. Great experience.
- May. 01, 2023
The previous doctor I had (from the chippewa location that is no longer open) had given me an incorr... ect prescription for my contacts. They weren’t comfortable after a little while of wearing them and I couldn’t understand why. After speaking with Dr. Resuli and her explaining to me why my original fit was uncomfortable. She got me in contacts that have uv protection and are astigmatism correcting plus they fit the shape of my eyes. I don’t feel them and I actually prefer to wear them instead of my glasses now. Thank you !
- Apr. 13, 2023
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- Mar. 29, 2023
Great experience. Was able to get an appointment for a medical eye exam same day! Set up my appointm... ent online, and was able to fill out my medical info online before heading to their location. One of the few places in town that I found would take me without insurance & didn't have a several week or month waiting list. The staff at the front desk were super kind and helpful. Dr. Eneida was great & very patient with me as I asked a bunch of questions. They gave me the option of having my prescription printed out or to buy frames in store.
- Mar. 27, 2023
Staff is friendly. Knowledge. Courteous.
- Feb. 23, 2023
Everyone was so nice! Definitely made for a good experience. 10/10.
- Feb. 07, 2023
Love it here. The staff is so friendly. Will be going back
- Dec. 16, 2022
I 100% recommend Dr. Eneida. It was my first time in this location (many times in other Crown Vision... Centers), and I will definitely make this location my primary center for my vision. Staff very friendly and they don't push you to buy their stuff.
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- Oct. 19, 2022
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Glaucoma Testing Treatment FAQs

How does an eye doctor diagnose glaucoma?

Since glaucoma has no side effects early on, it is essential for people with a family history of risk factors for glaucoma to get tested. The following tests diagnose glaucoma:

  • Tonometry: measures the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (dilated eye exam): examines the shape and color of the optic nerve
  • Perimetry: measures your field of vision
  • Gonioscopy: checks the angle where the iris meets the cornea
  • Pachymetry: determines the thickness of the cornea to better evaluate eye pressure.
What foods should you avoid if you have glaucoma?

The following are the foods every glaucoma patient should consider avoiding immediately. It should help keep your optic nerve healthy and minimize eye pressure.

  • Caffeine - certain studies show that caffeine contributes to increased intraocular pressure.
  • Saturated fats - a diet high in saturated fats can lead to weight gain, which not only increases intraocular pressure but also cholesterol levels.
  • Trans fats - try to limit your consumption of trans fats because they can also raise cholesterol levels
  • Salt - make sure to consume salt sparingly, as increased blood pressure can indirectly lead to intraocular pressure.
What percentage of glaucoma patients go blind?

About 60% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma will eventually lose some vision.

However, the rate of legal blindness among glaucoma patients is 5%. Getting effective treatment early on will greatly increase your ability to preserve and maximize your vision.


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Don’t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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