Glaucoma

Glaucoma Treatment in Cleveland, Ohio

Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by increased pressure in the eye that can destroy the sensitive nerve fibers responsible for vision. It is a leading cause of preventable but irreversible blindness in the United States. With no notable symptoms in its early stages, you might not recognize the signs until it’s too late. This condition can cause permanent and serious vision loss before you are even aware of vision changes, leaving you with tunnel vision or worse.

Glaucoma Risk Factors

Glaucoma affects approximately 2% of the population over the age of 35 and generally has no noticeable symptoms such as redness or pain. It is most common in people with a family history of the disease. So, anyone with a blood relative who has glaucoma should schedule an annual eye exam. African Americans and Hispanic Americans are considered high risk for glaucoma. Patients with systemic diseases that require steroid pills, sprays, etc. are also at high risk for the condition.

How Often Should You Get Tested for Glaucoma?

Early detection and treatment is imperative because glaucoma is such an elusive disease. Depending on your age, this is how often you should get tested for signs of glaucoma:

  • Younger than 40: Every two to four years
  • Age 40 to 54: Every one to three years
  • Age 55 to 64: Every one to two years
  • After age 65: Every six to 12 months

Detecting and Treating Glaucoma

To detect signs of glaucoma, your ophthalmologist may perform a visual field test to check your peripheral vision, or a pachymetry test to measure your corneal thickness. Or, they may perform an OCT test, which is a new, non-invasive examination that can detect glaucoma up to five years earlier than traditional testing. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina to map its distinctive layers. This allows your ophthalmologist to measure thickness and help with diagnosis. The no-touch scan takes about 5-10 minutes, and is quickly becoming the gold standard in the evaluation and monitoring of glaucoma.

During your examination, your eye pressure and the condition of the optic nerve will be measured. If signs of glaucoma exist, more tests will be conducted. If necessary, your doctor will create a treatment plan to maintain the best possible vision. Glaucoma treatment may include eye drops, laser (SLT) and/or surgery. The OCT test may be done at any of our Corrective Eye Center offices. Please call 216-574-8900 to schedule an appointment.

 

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2019-12-23T20:03:22+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:17:26+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:18:09+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:18:45+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:19:19+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:19:47+00:00
“The best service I have ever had with my eyes and making them healthy. Doctor Salamon and the staff take great care of me!”

“Everyone at the office was friendly and professional.”
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2019-12-23T20:20:11+00:00
“Everyone at the office was friendly and professional.”

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2019-12-23T20:20:51+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:21:14+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:21:34+00:00
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“I have been a patient for 8 years and have been very satisfied.”
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2019-12-23T20:21:56+00:00
“I have been a patient for 8 years and have been very satisfied.”

“Everyone was polite and a credit to the profession.”
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2019-12-23T20:22:47+00:00
“Everyone was polite and a credit to the profession.”

“Great staff. When I called and had a question, I received a phone call back promptly and my question was answered thoroughly.”
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2019-12-23T20:23:10+00:00
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“I have been coming here for years and would never go anywhere else!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:23:29+00:00
“I have been coming here for years and would never go anywhere else!”

“I always feel confident about service and skill of the staff and doctors.”
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2019-12-23T20:23:47+00:00
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“Awesome staff!”
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2019-12-23T20:24:05+00:00
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2019-12-23T20:24:24+00:00
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“Very professional environment and staff. Highly recommend!”
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2019-12-23T20:24:46+00:00
“Very professional environment and staff. Highly recommend!”

“Received very good service from doctor and staff.”
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2019-12-23T20:25:03+00:00
“Received very good service from doctor and staff.”

"The professionals here treated me with respect. I was able to make my own choices about my care. Thank you to all of the staff. You Rock!"
Corrective Eye
2020-02-13T17:18:38+00:00
"The professionals here treated me with respect. I was able to make my own choices about my care. Thank you to all of the staff. You Rock!"

"After laser treatment for high levels of eye pressure in both eyes, they are now where they need to be. I would recommend this center. Thank you!"
Corrective Eye
2020-02-13T17:19:41+00:00
"After laser treatment for high levels of eye pressure in both eyes, they are now where they need to be. I would recommend this center. Thank you!"

"Dr. Louis listened to what I had to say and answered any questions I had. His office was immaculate and the staff very friendly. He resolved my glaucoma and removed my cataracts and, at this point in time, I no longer need prescription glasses. Everything is so very clear and bright and the colors are wonderful."
Corrective Eye
2020-07-13T21:13:53+00:00
"Dr. Louis listened to what I had to say and answered any questions I had. His office was immaculate and the staff very friendly. He resolved my glaucoma and removed my cataracts and, at this point in time, I no longer need prescription glasses. Everything is so very clear and bright and the colors are wonderful."
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