Best Glaucoma Doctors Cape Coral
To detect possible signs of glaucoma and prevent optic nerve damage and vision loss, schedule an evaluation with the best glaucoma doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral.
Elmquist Eye Group offers state-of-the-art facilities and services ranging from routine eye exams for glasses to bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery and glaucoma laser surgery. Our talented team can address your glaucoma concerns and any other problems you may be having with your eyes.
Warning Signs of Glaucoma
Glaucoma develops slowly and sometimes without any noticeable loss of vision for many years. The symptoms listed below may not necessarily mean that you have glaucoma, but you should seek immediate care at Elmquist Eye Group if you notice one or more of them:
- Patchy blind spots in your side (peripheral) vision, often in both eyes
- Dark spot at the center of viewing
- Hazy or blurred vision
- Lines and edges appear distorted or wavy
- Unusual trouble adjusting to dark rooms
- Difficulty focusing on near or far objects
- Recurring pain in or around eyes
- Rainbow-colored circles around bright lights
- Severe headache
- Excess tearing or “watery eyes”
- Sudden loss of vision in one eye
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, usually because the fluid pressure inside the eye is too high. However, this is not always the case; some people have normal fluid pressure but still get glaucoma.
The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and stop the damage to the optic nerve, which carries visual information to your brain for processing.
Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, oral medications, laser surgery, traditional surgery, such as trabeculectomy, or a combination of these methods. Recent advances in laser therapy have made the procedure so safe and effective that, for some patients, laser therapy is used instead of medications.
The type of treatment or surgery your doctor recommends will depend on the type and severity of your glaucoma and the general health of your eye.
Early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma can minimize loss of vision before the disease becomes too advanced. For the best treatment options in Cape Coral, call the doctors at Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.