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Providing Butler & Cranberry Township Comprehensive Glaucoma Management & Treatment
Glaucoma is a serious vision-threatening eye disease. For millions of Americans, managing glaucoma and preserving their visual acuity is an important part of their lives. If you suffer from glaucoma, our experienced Optometrists can help you get control of your condition and prevent further erosion of your vision.

Working Together to Manage Glaucoma

We believe that educating our patients on glaucoma and its treatment is an important part of the treatment overall. Because of the importance of compliance with our treatment regimen, we take the time needed to ensure that all parts of the treatment are explained and understood.

Working together, we will get your glaucoma under control and your symptoms appropriately managed.

Leveraging Advanced Technology to Treat & Manage Glaucoma

All of our practices are equipped with the latest diagnostic and imaging equipment. Utilizing these technologies we can better see, diagnose, and track the progression of glaucoma through all of its stages.

Visit Us in Butler, Cranberry Township, or Grove City for a Comprehensive Assessment

Request an appointment at the location convenient for you. During this appointment we will assess your eyes, determine the stage of glaucoma you are living with, and answer any questions you may have.

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What is glaucoma?

Your eye sends sensory information to the brain via the optic nerve. Think of this nerve as the highway that enables the free flow of information from the eye to the brain. There are several variations of the group of eye diseases that are described under the common label of “glaucoma”.

All varieties of glaucoma attack your optic nerve, eventually damaging it to the point where your vision begins to suffer. Left on its own, glaucoma can eventually cause serious blind spots and even complete blindness.

High eye-pressure has been linked as a primary indicator of glaucoma, though some varieties of glaucoma develop despite having normal eye pressure.

Diagnosing glaucoma

During a comprehensive eye exam we utilize several technologies and pieces of equipment that accurately diagnose glaucoma, such as:

  • Optical coherence tomography – Commonly referred to as “OCT”, this equipment allows us to take detailed images of the retina and optic nerve. We can clearly see glaucoma’s development using this equipment.
  • Pachymetry – This test measures the thickness of your cornea and is useful in assessing glaucoma’s development.
  • Tonometry – This test measures your eye pressure (which has been linked with the development of glaucoma).
  • Digital retinal imaging – Taking high-resolution images of your eye’s retina (and other internal structures) allows us to see the development and progression of many eye diseases (including glaucoma).

Treating & managing glaucoma

Most patients respond favorably to treatment and can successfully control the development of their glaucoma. Treatment generally centers around reducing and controlling eye pressure (in the form of eye drops, oral, and topical medications).

Surgical treatments for glaucoma are also effective. Again, these surgeries work to reduce eye pressure by encouraging drainage of excess eye fluid through new (or revitalized) drainage canals.

Do not cease your treatment regimen without consulting with us first

As outlandish as it may seem, it’s important that we emphasize how important it is for you to follow your treatment regimen as prescribed. Most cases of vision loss to glaucoma occur when the patient ceases treatment due to a perceived “lack of need”.

If your medications are causing discomfort, see us before discontinuing use.