What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that occurs when there is an increase in the fluid pressure within the eye. Over time, this pressure may cause irreversible damage to the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss. In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the World. The damage to vision caused by glaucoma can pose significant safety risks for older patients.
How do you test for glaucoma?
The pressure of the eye is measured and the optic nerve is evaluated for damage. Additionally, Center For Sight has in-house technologies that are employed for enhanced testing of the potential vision loss. Center For Sight provides the GDX and OCT testing right on our premises, with no need to go anywhere else, for our patients' maximum convenience.
Who's at the most risk for glaucoma?
Age is the biggest risk factor, the older you get the more likely you are to develop glaucoma. Those who have suffered an eye injury, people with high blood pressure, diabetics, African Americans and people with a family history of glaucoma.
What are the signs and symptoms of glaucoma?
There are usually no signs that you're developing glaucoma until vision loss occurs, which is why it's so important to have regular annual eye exams.
Can glaucoma be cured by laser techniques?
No, but laser surgery can help control the symptoms of glaucoma to help maintain a normal eye pressure and minimize the risk of further damage to the optic nerve.
What glaucoma treatments are currently available?
Treatments vary depending on the glaucoma diagnosis, some treatments are Trabeculectomy and the SLT Laser.
What are the different forms of glaucoma?
There are two main forms of glaucoma: open-angle (which is the most common form and affects approximately 95% of individuals) and closed-angle. There are also several other varieties of glaucoma, including normal-tension, congenital, juvenile and secondary. more...
Who is Dr. Kim?
As a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Joshua W. Kim is committed to delivering unsurpassed results and exceptional care to Center For Sight patients. Dr. Kim brings the unrivaled combination of second-to-none medical training and experience with the latest technology in glaucoma treatment to Center For Sight patients. more...
Is Center For Sight accepting new patients?
Yes, Center For Sight is accepting new patients.
What seminars does Center For Sight have planned?
Center For Sight hosts various seminars on several topics. To see what's coming up, please visit: www.centerforsight.net/seminars/.
Where can I find out more information about your surgery center?
The Center For Sight's ambulatory surgery center opened in January 2001. This state-of-the-art facility is staffed by ophthalmic and facial cosmetic surgeons, as well as RNs that are licensed in the state of Florida and have basic life support (BLS) and acute cardiac life safety (ACLS) certifications. To obtain more information about our AAAHC-certified surgery center, please visit www.centerforsight.net/resources/surgery-center.cfm.
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