At Richens Eye Center, patients in the areas of St. George, UT and Mesquite, NV can work with a team of ophthalmologists who have dedicated their careers to helping patients enjoy quality vision for life! If you believe you are suffering from a condition that is impacting your vision, such as glaucoma, we encourage you to schedule an evaluation with our team to discuss possible treatment options.
Glaucoma is a condition that should not be taken lightly, as lack of treatment can result to permanent and complete vision loss. This condition can cause intraocular pressure on the eye, damaging the optic nerve responsible for transmitting images to the brain. This pressure often doesn’t develop until later in one’s life, though it does tend to be an inherited condition. If one or both of your parents have developed glaucoma, you are at a higher risk of developing the condition as well.
The symptoms of glaucoma may include the following:
• Sudden increase in eye pressure
• Severe pain
• Redness of the eye
• Blurred vision
As soon as you notice the symptoms of glaucoma, you should schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist for an evaluation.
Treatment options for glaucoma
Once glaucoma has been diagnosed, it is critical that patients speak to their doctor about effective treatment options. The earlier this condition is diagnosed and treated, the more effective the recovery. Early intervention can also keep the condition from causing permanent vision loss. We encourage patients to discuss the following treatments with our team to decide on the best option for their specific needs:
• Draining aqueous humor fluid
• Decreasing production of aqueous humor fluid with medications
• Laser therapies
• Surgical intervention
It is essential that patients understand that glaucoma is a life-long condition that will require routine treatment and regular evaluations to monitor and address.
Visit one of our three convenient locations today!
With offices in the areas of Mesquite, NY and St. George, UT, patients in the area can obtain quality care with the staff at Richens Eye Center. Call our main practice line at (435) 986-2020 to schedule your consultation visit and discuss treatment of glaucoma today!