Glaucoma Treatment in Lake Mary

Glaucoma Treatment in Lake Mary

Donโ€™t Let Glaucoma Rob You of Your Sight

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What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness.

It's caused by fluid build-up and increased pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve that progressively worsens your vision. This disease can cause severe, irreversible vision loss if left untreated.

In many cases, appropriate control and treatment can help prevent further damage to the eyes and protect your vision. Logan Eye Care offers several treatments to help address glaucoma. Learn more about the treatments we provide and contact us to schedule an appointment.

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The 2 Main Types of Glaucoma

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  • Open-angle glaucoma: the most common type. It is a lifelong condition that accounts for at least 90% of all glaucoma cases.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma: a rare form of the disease which requires immediate medical attention. It occurs when the angle is closed in many or most areas between the iris and cornea, which reduces fluid drainage and increases eye pressure.

Glaucoma: The Sneaky Thief of Sight

There is a reason glaucoma is called “the sneaky thief of sight”--half the people with glaucoma don’t even know they have it! Meaning, they may not have symptoms in the early stages.

At Logan Eye Care, we diagnose and help preserve your vision with cutting-edge glaucoma treatments that can slow the progression of the disease.

If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed with glaucoma, contact us today.

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What are the Signs of Glaucoma?

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As mentioned earlier, glaucoma usually shows no symptoms in its early stages. When signs do manifest, it's usually loss of tunnel vision or peripheral vision. Unfortunately, by the time vision loss has occurred, it cannot be reversed.

That said, the less common angle-closure glaucoma does show a sudden onset of symptoms, including:

  • Extreme eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek prompt diagnosis and treatment by contacting Logan Eye Care in Lake Mary or visiting your nearest emergency room.


Who's at Risk for Glaucoma?

  • Age 40 +

    The prevalence of glaucoma increases with age, with most glaucoma patients aged 40 and up. That said, there is a much rarer form of this disease (congenital glaucoma) that affects infants.

  • Family History & Ethnicity

    Your risk for developing glaucoma is higher if you have a family history of the disease. Those of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American, and Indigenous Canadian descent have a higher risk of developing this disease.

  • Other Conditions

    High myopia, hypertension and diabetes can increase the risk of developing glaucoma.

  • Eye Injury or Trauma

    An eye injury, trauma or eye surgery can increase the likelihood of developing glaucoma.


Common Glaucoma Treatments

There is currently no cure for glaucoma. However, several treatments are available to prevent the progression of this sight-robbing condition. With the right care, you have a higher chance of managing your glaucoma and preserving your vision.

Common treatments include:

Eye Drops

Your optometrist will prescribe eye drops to help regulate pressure inside the eye by decreasing fluid production and/or improving drainage.

Laser Surgery

If eye drops aren’t doing enough to reduce intraocular pressure or intraocular temperature in open-angle glaucoma, laser surgery may be an option. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) opens up the drainage system in the eye to reduce pressure.

SLT is successful in 80% of cases and can reduce eye pressure by 20%.

Other Surgeries

If a laser procedure or eye drops do not lower eye pressure to the desired level, your eye doctor may recommend one of the following surgeries:

  • Incision Surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implants

Glaucoma Testing Treatment FAQs

How does an eye doctor diagnose glaucoma?

Since glaucoma has no side effects early on, it is essential for people with a family history of risk factors for glaucoma to get tested. The following tests diagnose glaucoma:

  • Tonometry: measures the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (dilated eye exam): examines the shape and color of the optic nerve
  • Perimetry: measures your field of vision
  • Gonioscopy: checks the angle where the iris meets the cornea
  • Pachymetry: determines the thickness of the cornea to better evaluate eye pressure.
What foods should you avoid if you have glaucoma?

The following are the foods every glaucoma patient should consider avoiding immediately. It should help keep your optic nerve healthy and minimize eye pressure.

  • Caffeine - certain studies show that caffeine contributes to increased intraocular pressure.
  • Saturated fats - a diet high in saturated fats can lead to weight gain, which not only increases intraocular pressure but also cholesterol levels.
  • Trans fats - try to limit your consumption of trans fats because they can also raise cholesterol levels
  • Salt - make sure to consume salt sparingly, as increased blood pressure can indirectly lead to intraocular pressure.
What percentage of glaucoma patients go blind?

About 60% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma will eventually lose some vision.

However, the rate of legal blindness among glaucoma patients is 5%. Getting effective treatment early on will greatly increase your ability to preserve and maximize your vision.

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- Jul. 09, 2024
Great staff, efficient and knowledgeable practice.
- Jul. 05, 2024
Great staff and Eye Doctors!
- Jul. 01, 2024
It was a pleasant experience from start to finish! The doctor and staff were very knowledgeable, fri... endly, and caring! Thank you!!!๐Ÿ˜‰
- Jun. 20, 2024
Ive been seeing an optometrist for many decades and this was the most comprehensive examination Iโ€™... ve ever had. Dr. Hilderby and the entire staff were welcoming, professional and a pleasure to wok with for my eye care.
- May. 30, 2024
Some years ago, my Mom was a patient of Dr. Logan, then I started seeing her as well. Not sure why w... e lost her contact etc...perhaps insurance differences. Nevertheless, I saw her yesterday, and I have to say, there were no surprises. Dr. Logan was very professional and kind. She is cheerful and a delight to talk with. She answers your questions and let you know what is happening. It is no wonder her staff has somewhat the same demeanor. Thank you for being who I have always known you to be....
- May. 21, 2024
Logan eye care is a collection of professional and friendly people.
- May. 18, 2024
Very personable team and extremely thorough evaluation
- May. 10, 2024
The experience was great ! The staff cares for the patients and enjoy their jobs .
- May. 10, 2024
Big thank you to Dr. Logan and her staff, Tori, Tracy, Diane, Gabe, and Brad. I hope I got the names... right as I have lost the little card I wrote them on. My husband and I have been with this practice for about 2 years now. When you walk in the door, Tracy and Tori greet you with a smile. They've also been easy to speak with when I've called in to ask questions. Diane brought me back probably less than 5 minutes from arrival and was super sweet while administering those initial tests like the air puff intraocular pressure test - ugh! Gabe was equally as helpful and friendly like when I had to have the eye drops placed in my eyes for dilation. I'm extra-sensitive when it comes to anything coming near my eyes and the staff are understanding and compassionate about it. Dr. Logan doesn't rush through the visit and is thorough with her examination /assessment. Last but not least, Brad offers great recommendations and information regarding the various options for frames but I never felt pressured to commit to a purchase. Everyone here set the standard for how to treat patients. Thank you all!
- May. 08, 2024
While maintaining professionalism, the staff made you feel comfortable and explained each process. ... Kudos to everyone.
- May. 06, 2024
I have been going to Logan Eye Care for quite a few years now and have always been pleased with the ... kindness, professionalism and quality care that I have received
- May. 05, 2024
Amazing. First class. Highly recommend.
- May. 05, 2024
Dr. Logan and her staff are fantastic. The care and concern for you as a patient is evident as soon ... as you enter the office. I am thankful to have found an excellent practice to provide all of my vision care needs.
- May. 02, 2024
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- Apr. 18, 2024
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- Apr. 18, 2024
I have been seeing Dr. Logan for over 10 years. She is knowledgeable and passionate about her work a... nd patients. However, I had a terrible experience with her front office staff.
- Mar. 23, 2024
I have been going to Logan Eye Car for many years. I love Dr. Logan and her staff! They are very de... tailed and helpful!
- Mar. 20, 2024
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Thorough eye examination and assessment.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Professional service, great experience, friendly atmosphere, great eye glass selection!

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Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Lake Mary

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Donโ€™t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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