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How do you treat glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disorder of the optic nerve, so treatment protects the optic nerve. Right now most of our treatments incorporate the use of eye drops to lower pressure on the eye, which puts less stress on the optic nerve and protects it. We marketed eye-pressure checks that most people still equate glaucoma with high pressure, but it’s not even included in the definition of glaucoma anymore. High eye pressure is a risk factor, but in and of itself it’s not glaucoma. Glaucoma is asymptomatic. Have a comprehensive eye-health examination yearly or as prescribed by your doctor. Most of our emphasis besides early treatment is monitoring people who have risk factors and following them closely so they never develop any loss of vision or any visual-function problems. Treatment is first aimed at prevention through exams on a regular basis. If you develop glaucoma it does not mean it’s going to lead to blindness. We treat it with eye drops to prevent further damage and sometimes will incorporate the use of lasers and surgery to manage a particular individual’s glaucoma.

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2378 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
United States of America

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