Glaucoma in St. Louis

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and typically gets worse over time if not treated. Since the optic nerve is in charge of carrying vision from the eye to the brain, this can be a very serious condition. If not treated or controlled in time, the damage to the optic nerve caused by glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness.

Can Glaucoma Be Controlled?

Unfortunately, at this point in time, there is currently no cure for glaucoma. However, it can be controlled. A common treatment for glaucoma is the application of eye drop medicines that are intended to lower eye pressure. If these types of medicines are ineffective or lead to unwanted side effects, however, the physicians at Ophthalmology Consultants can protect your sight and lower the pressure in your eye by performing a simple, in-office laser treatment called Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT).

The doctors here at Ophthalmology Consultants in St. Louis, MO can perform a comprehensive ophthalmic examination, which includes digital optic nerve photography, automated visual field screening, and retinal nerve fiber layer laser imaging in order evaluate for and treat glaucoma. If you are interested in learning more about any of these exams and treatments, book an appointment with us at Ophthalmology Consultants today!