Glaucoma Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease where the pressure inside the eye rises to levels that damage the optic nerve in the back of the eye, causing a slow loss of peripheral vision. What makes glaucoma so dangerous is that it has no symptoms. Patients cannot feel when the pressure in the eye is increased. In addition, the peripheral vision loss occurs so slowly that, again, it is not noticed by patients.

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Open Angle Glaucoma

Open Angle Glaucoma

The pressure in the eye caused by a production of aqueous fluid behind the lens of the eye. This aqueous fluid then flows around the lens and drains out of the eye through an area called the angle. The angle is where the cornea and iris meet inside the eye. If a glaucoma patient has an open angle, the glaucoma is treated with either eye drops or laser. Again, open angle glaucoma has no symptoms. It can only be diagnosed by an eye doctor.

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 Narrow Angle Glaucoma

Narrow Angle Glaucoma

The pressure in the eye caused by a production of aqueous fluid behind the lens of the eye. This aqueous fluid then flows around the lens and drains out of the eye through an area called the angle. The angle is where the cornea and iris meet inside the eye. If a glaucoma patient has a narrow angle then aqueous cannot reach the drainage port and pressure increases dramatically causing severe redness, pain and blurred vision. This condition is treated by laser.

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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma Treatment

The pressure in the eye caused by a production of aqueous fluid behind the lens of the eye. This aqueous fluid then flows around the lens and drains out of the eye through an area called the angle. The angle is where the cornea and iris meet inside the eye. If a glaucoma patient has a narrow angle then aqueous cannot reach the drainage port and pressure increases dramatically causing severe redness, pain and blurred vision. This condition is treated by laser.

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Why Laser Vision of Fort Collins?

Why Laser Vision of Fort Collin?

1. In-office laser for treatment of open angle glaucoma.
2. In-office laser for treatment of narrow angle glaucoma.
3. Advanced OCT optic nerve analysis.
4. Advanced peripheral vision testing.
5. Advanced SLT laser treatments performed in the office.
6. Dr. Frenkel trained with one of the country’s leading glaucoma specialists

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Common Questions

Common Questions

“How do I know if I have glaucoma?”
The simple answer is that you don’t. Glaucoma has no symptoms. It must be diagnosed in an eye doctor’s office.

“If I am diagnosed with glaucoma, will I go blind?"
Glaucoma is actually quite easy to treat, either with eye drops or laser.

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