Glaucoma Treatment from our Retina Specialist in the Greater San Jose and Gilroy Areas
What is Glacuoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma is often associated with abnormally high intraocular pressures, which occurs when either too much fluid is produced in the eye or the drainage or outflow channels (trabecular meshwork) of the eye become blocked. This causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve and may lead to permanent loss of vision.
Glaucoma is a common disease that affects approximately 3 million Americans according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. If you are over the age of 40, have a family history of glaucoma, or are of Asian or African American heritage, you may be more likely to develop this ocular condition. Glaucoma does not typically cause many symptoms in its earliest stages, and many patients wait until they are experiencing significant problems with their vision until they seek help. Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma, but when it is detected in its earliest stages, treatment can be effective in preserving the patient's eyesight for a much longer period of time.
If you are over the age of 40 we recommend that you receive an annual eye exam, and if you have a family history of serious eye disease, it may become beneficial to get one every six months.
Our team possesses the requisite knowledge and experience to effectively treat your glaucoma with today's advanced techniques. Our team is proud to serve the ophthalmologic needs of the greater Bay Area community and help our patients to manage their glaucoma in the most effective way possible. Surgery is often the most advantageous course of treatment in the treatment of this eye condition that has no cure. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, ask your primary care physician or optometrist for a referral to South Bay Retina today.
Comprehensive Glaucoma Treatment
Effective glaucoma treatment can help to slow the deterioration of your eyesight and extend the amount of time that you enjoy clear vision. Debilitating conditions such as glaucoma are a strong example of the importance of regular eye exams. This disease is often imperceptible to the patient and is detected via a comprehensive eye exam. As we grow older our eyes can begin to deteriorate and serious conditions such as glaucoma can begin to develop. If you are over the age of 40 we recommend that you receive an annual eye exam, and if you have a family history of serious eye disease, it may become beneficial to get one every six months.
Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment can lead to effective management of this incurable disease and the team at South Bay Retina are proud to provide a level of service that allows our patients to successfully manage this disease. If you require surgery for your glaucoma, Dr. Nairan has in-depth knowledge and experience with vitreoretinal conditions that is nearly unmatched.
Contact our Retinal Eye Care Specialist and Surgeon for Glaucoma treatment
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, South Bay Retina is here to help! Call us today at (408) 294-3534 to schedule a consultation with our retinal ophthalmologist, Dr. Narain. We have two centrally located ophthalmology offices in San Jose and Gilroy.
by Keshav Narain, MD
What Exactly is Glaucoma and Why Should I Seek Treatment at South Bay Retina?
Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that has no cure, but it can be treated successfully by South Bay Retina. However, the key here is to get treatment as soon as possible as vision lost due to glaucoma cannot be reversed. Glaucoma is associated with the optical nerve that attaches the eyeball to the brain. This nerve gets damaged due to increased fluid pressure in the eye. It is a common disease that affects approximately 3 million Americans according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Unfortunately only about half of these patients get treatment in time to prevent permanent vision loss. As a vitreoretinal specialist, Dr. Narain can detect glaucoma at the early stages to help you avoid long-term damage to your eye.
Are Certain People More Likely to Get Glaucoma?
Yes, there are certain health conditions and risk factors that make it more likely for some people to develop glaucoma. These include being older than 40, having a genetic predisposition, or being nearsighted or farsighted. Individuals who are of African, Hispanic, or Asian heritage are also more likely to develop glaucoma.
How Does Dr. Narain Treat Glaucoma in the Greater South Bay Area?
Dr. Narain uses his specialist training to provide glaucoma treatment for the patients of the greater South Bay area. His extensive work with vitreoretinal conditions provides Dr. Narain with first-hand knowledge of glaucoma treatments. Whether your treatment involves medicated eye drops or glaucoma surgery, such as laser trabeculoplasty, laser iridotomy, or an aqueous shunt surgery, Dr. Narain of South Bay Retina will work with you to provide you with the best glaucoma treatment for your condition. Contact South Bay Retina serving Gilroy and Sunnyvale today to schedule an appointment for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. We look forward to helping you with your eye care needs.