Glaucoma Testing in Milwaukee

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Glaucoma Testing in MilwaukeeGrange Vision provides glaucoma testing to ensure your eyes are healthy. It is important to get your eyes tested yearly for glaucoma as there are no symptoms or pain in the early stages if you have it. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss.

Glaucoma testing is typically included with your routine eye exam.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is caused when fluid pressure accumulates in the eyeball and causes stress on the optic nerve. If the optic nerve continues being damaged by the pressure buildup, permanent damage and blindness could follow.

There are many types of glaucoma including:

  • Open-angle
  • Closed-angle
  • Normal-tension
  • Secondary
  • Congenital

The most common type of glaucoma is open-angle.

Glaucoma is typically managed with eye drops or pills. In rare circumstances, surgery is required if the glaucoma is unmanageable.

Glaucoma Surgical Procedures

When glaucoma is bad enough to require surgery, there are a lot of surgical options to keep in mind. The type of surgery you require can also be dependent on the type of glaucoma you have.

Glaucoma surgical procedures include:

  • Laser Surgery:
    • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (Open-Angle Glaucoma)
    • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (Open-Angle Glaucoma)
    • Laser Peripheral Irdotomy (Closed-Angle Glaucoma)
  • Conventional Surgery
    • Trabeculectomy (Open-Angle and Closed-Angle Glaucoma)

Once surgery is over, it is crucial to follow your doctor’s orders closely to make a full recovery. Grange Vision will be there for you after the surgery to make sure everything heals as it should. Recovery could last 6-8 weeks.

We can monitor improvement, administer eye drops and make sure your recovery is on schedule.

Contact our glaucoma testing specialists at Grange Vision for the best eye care in Milwaukee.