May 1, 2017

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness in the United States.  All forms of glaucoma are treated by lowering the pressure in the eye, but they are not all associated with high pressure.  Most forms of glaucoma are what we call idiopathic or primary.  The...

November 17, 2016

There are many different types of glaucoma, but as a medical doctor and eye specialist, I will assess the glaucoma and determine the appropriate type of laser, and need for the procedure.  Many of these procedures can be done in the office, and with minimal discomfort....

November 11, 2016

When a patient comes in, and we make the decision to proceed with glaucoma drops for treatment, we have to decide together what the best type of drop.  There are several different drops and they each have their benefits, and risks.  Generally, the first class that we t...

November 3, 2016

Glaucoma is a condition that results in optic nerve damage and peripheral vision loss in a characteristic pattern.  The only modifiable factor that we know that can modify the disease course is lowering the intraocular pressure.  Even though glaucoma is one of the most...

November 2, 2016

As an ophthalmologist, glaucoma is one of the most common conditions that I treat.  One of the major questions that the ophthalmologist or your eye doctor must decide on is when does the patient have glaucoma and when does it need to be treated.  In order to decide thi...

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