Treating Glaucoma with Minimally Invasive Surgery
Many eye conditions have the unfortunate aspect that they don’t exhibit obvious symptoms that would alert the person that there is a problem with their eyes. Glaucoma is one of those. Patients cannot sense that pressure is building inside of their eyes, and the damage that is occurring with the optic nerve is gradual. It’s... read more
Surgery Options for Glaucoma
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness the world over. It often involves increased pressure in the eye, intraocular pressure, which causes damage to the optic nerve. Patients first lose their peripheral vision, but if left untreated glaucoma can cause total blindness. In the U.S., the most common form of glaucoma is called... read more
What is Glaucoma?
Every time you come in for a regular eye exam at Millennium Park Eye Center we perform a glaucoma test. You know the one — we deliver a puff of air onto your eye to measure the eye’s resistance to the air. This tells us the intraocular pressure within your eye. If the pressure is... read more
The Truth Behind Glaucoma Part 3: How Glaucoma Is Treated
So far in our three-part blog series on glaucoma, we have addressed the different types of glaucoma and how glaucoma is caused. To wrap up our blog series, we are going to discuss the most important thing for you to know about glaucoma: how it is treated. Read on to learn more about how Millennium... read more
The Truth Behind Glaucoma Part 2: How Is Glaucoma Caused?
In part one of our three-part blog series, we discussed the three prominent kinds of glaucoma including open-angle glaucoma, normal tension glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma. Now that we are familiar with the different types of glaucoma, it’s important to know how it is caused. Genetics, fluid buildup, and pressure in the eyes are all contributory... read more
Nothing can be quite as complicated as your health. And as one of the most complex parts of your body, your eyes are equally as complicated. Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optic nerve which can ultimately lead to permanent eye damage. And as one of the largest contributors to blindness among... read more