Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment in St. Charles Missouri

What is Glaucoma?

In essence, glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve. This can be a very serious situation since the optic nerve is important because it carries vision from the eye to the brain. That means, if glaucoma is not treated or controlled, it can eventually lead to blindness.

Can Glaucoma Be Controlled?

As of yet, there is no cure for glaucoma, fortunately, however, there are multiple ways to treat and control the disease. A common way to control glaucoma is by using daily eye drop medicines that lower eye pressure. Unfortunately for some, these medicines may prove ineffective or lead to unwanted side effects. If this happens, the doctors at Ophthalmology Consultants here in St Charles, MO, can perform Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, a simple, in-office laser treatment that lowers your eye pressure and protects your sight.

In order to evaluate for and treat glaucoma, the physicians here at Ophthalmology Consultants can also perform a comprehensive ophthalmic examination, which includes automated visual field screening, digital optic nerve photography. So if you are interested learning more about getting your glaucoma under control, schedule an appointment with Ophthalmology Consultants today.