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Glaucoma Therapy in Sherwood Park and Edmonton

VECSP 502840 glaucoma blogWhen it comes to eye emergencies, including pink eye, residents of West Orange, New Jersey, can rely on the prompt, professional services of Village Eye Centre. Understanding these conditions and knowing where to find quick treatment is essential for effective care.

Understanding Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss if not detected and managed promptly. At Village Eye Centre, with locations in Sherwood Park and Edmonton, we specialize in advanced glaucoma therapy tailored to our patients’ unique needs.

Who is at Risk for Glaucoma?

Understanding the risk factors for glaucoma is crucial for early detection and treatment. Here are key groups who are at higher risk:

  • Age: Individuals over the age of 60 are at increased risk, although glaucoma can occur at any age.
  • Family History: Those with a family history of glaucoma have a higher risk of developing the condition themselves.
  • Medical Conditions: People with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease are more susceptible to developing glaucoma.
  • Eye Conditions: Severe eye injuries, thin corneas, and high eye pressure are significant risk factors.
  • Ethnicity: African, Hispanic, and Asian populations are statistically at a higher risk for certain types of glaucoma.

Glaucoma Screening and Diagnosis in Sherwood Park and Edmonton

Early detection through regular eye exams is essential for protecting your vision from glaucoma. At both our Sherwood Park and Edmonton locations, we employ the latest diagnostic technologies to identify glaucoma in its early stages. Our comprehensive screening processes include detailed eye pressure measurements, optic nerve imaging, and visual field testing.

Personalized Glaucoma Therapy Options

Once diagnosed, managing glaucoma effectively to slow its progression is our priority. Treatment options at Village Eye Centre include:

  • Medicated Eye Drops: Often the first line of treatment, these reduce eye pressure either by decreasing the amount of fluid the eye makes or by helping the fluid drain from the eye.
  • Laser Treatments: We offer advanced laser therapies like trabeculoplasty, which helps improve drainage within the eye, effectively managing eye pressure.
  • Surgical Procedures: In more severe cases, ophthalmologists may consider surgical options such as trabeculectomy or minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) to create new drainage channels for the eye fluid.

Why Choose Village Eye Centre for Glaucoma Care?

At Village Eye Centre, our commitment to using state-of-the-art technology combined with personalized care ensures the best outcomes for our patients with glaucoma in Sherwood Park and Edmonton. Our experienced eye care professionals are committed to providing you with a comprehensive understanding of your treatment options and assisting you throughout every stage of your care.

Schedule Your Glaucoma Screening 

Don’t wait for symptoms to tell you something is wrong. Glaucoma often progresses silently before it affects vision. Schedule an appointment at our Sherwood Park or Edmonton locations for a comprehensive eye exam.