Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is a severe eye disease that can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. Typically this condition is caused by increased interocular pressure that damages the optic nerve over time. Glaucoma may develop slowly and be symptom-free in the early stages. If you think you have glaucoma and live in Alexandria, VA, contact the office of Sina J Sabet MD to schedule a glaucoma screening.


Symptoms of Glaucoma

In its early stages, glaucoma tends to have no symptoms. As the disease progresses, some symptoms begin to appear. These include peripheral vision loss, blurry vision, hazy vision, and difficulty seeing in low light. You may see colored rings or halos around lights or feel pressure and pain in your eyes.

Glaucoma Treatment

There is no cure for glaucoma. However, treatment can reduce the pressure and slow or prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Prescription eye drops help to reduce the production of fluid in the eye or help increase the drainage of fluid. Laser therapy may be used to lower the pressure in the eye by improving the drainage of fluid from the eye. There are different types of laser therapy, which include trabeculoplasty and iridotomy. If none of the other possible treatments work, eye surgery is an option. There are different types of surgery, but the main options are trabeculectomy and tube shunt surgery. An ophthalmologist is the best one to help you decide which option is best for you. 

Schedule a Glaucoma Screening with Our Ophthalmologist in Alexandria, VA

We have a team of highly trained eye care professionals that provide comprehensive eye care services. Not only do we provide comprehensive eye exams, but also acute care services. We stress the importance of annual exams and encourage all of our patients to invest in their eyes. Eye exams can help us catch potential problems early and create a treatment plan. We also offer acute care for any problems that may occur. This could be items such as blurry vision, headaches, double vision, or an object in your eye. Contact us to find out how we can help. Call us today at (703)b 370-9411 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. 

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