Glaucoma Surgery Albuquerque
Have you noticed a gradual decline in your vision? Though you may not have realized any symptoms, there’s a possibility you might have glaucoma.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that results from high eye pressure. This pressure can damage certain nerves that are vital to our vision and therefore, cause our vision to degenerate. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60, but because vision loss occurs slowly and typically with no pain or noticeable symptoms, many are unaware they have it until it is at an advanced stage.
At Southwest Eyecare, we offer several types of glaucoma treatments. Upon visiting with one of our eye doctors, we’ll discuss your options with you to help determine which type of treatment is right for you and your situation. Whether it be through eye drops, medication, or glaucoma surgery, Albuqueruque trusts the specialists at Southwest Eyecare to treat their glaucoma and keep their eyes healthy!
Types of Glaucoma Treatments
Our eyes are nourished by a constant flow of liquids. These liquids are managed through a drainage system that controls their inflow and outflow. When there is a blockage in the system, liquids are restricted from continuing their natural movement and build up within the eye. This causes eye pressure to rise which can lead to severe damage to the optic nerve (the nerve that connects the eye to the brain) and consequently, cause vision to become blurry or have blindspots.
Types of treatments offered for glaucoma are intended to:
- Reduce fluid production
- Remove blockage
- Or reduce pressure by creating a new channel for the liquids to flow through
Though glaucoma and vision loss cannot be cured, further visual damage can be prevented by:
- Special eye drops
- Surgery/Laser surgery
- A combination of any of the above
Albuquerque Glaucoma Surgery Specialists
At Southwest Eyecare, our mission is simple: to provide you with the best care for your eyes. We offer the latest treatments, procedures, and technology to ensure you receive compassionate and precise eye care! Do you believe you may have glaucoma? It’s important to act fast in order to retain as much of your vision as possible! If you’re considering having glaucoma surgery done in Albuquerque, trust none other than the experts at Southwest Eyecare—the leading providers in glaucoma care!