Glaucoma Exams & Treatment
Should I get checked by an eye doctor for glaucoma?
Answer the following:
- Do you have a family history of glaucoma?
- Do you suffer from chronic high blood pressure?
- Do you struggle with high blood sugar?
Everyone needs to see an eye doctor for annual exams — no exceptions.
If any of the above factors are true for you, however, you are at an even
higher risk of glaucoma. At Key-Whitman Eye Center, our
Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex ophthalmologists offer initial consultations. Schedule yours by contacting us today, and
keep reading to learn about the services we offer our patients.
What is glaucoma?
A person who suffers from glaucoma is experiencing a condition that causes
high pressure within the eye due to irregular fluid flow. This high pressure
can lead to serious damage to the optic nerve and even blindness. While
glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be treated with prescription medications
that control pressure. Surgical remedies such as selective laser trabeculectomy
(SLT) may also work to halt damage and relieve the pressure within the
eye that affects the optic nerve.
There are no telltale symptoms of glaucoma in its early stages. In an exam,
your doctor can look at your eye pressures and optic nerve for signs of
glaucoma. If necessary, your doctor can then order further testing to
determine whether or not glaucoma is present. Our clinic uses advanced
image capturing technology called optical coherence tomography (OCT) to
obtain images of the optic nerve and nerve fibers.
Initial Consultations in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
At Key-Whitman Eye Center, we provide award-winning services for our valued
patients, supplemented by years of experience. All of our eye doctors
are board certified either by the American Board of Ophthalmology or the
American Board of Optometry. Glaucoma affects many individuals, and early
identification is the key to effective treatment. Please
contact our front office today to schedule your consultation with us.