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Glaucoma Diagnosis & Co-management, Jacksonville, FL

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss and blindness if left undetected and untreated. If you’re diagnosed with glaucoma, don’t worry. With regular eye exams and professional treatment, you can prevent or slow vision loss. Our eye doctor is an expert in diagnosing and managing glaucoma and will help identify the best treatment for you.  

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is essential for good vision. This damage is often associated with high pressure in your eye, but glaucoma can happen even with normal eye pressure. Often called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma usually has no symptoms until significant vision loss occurs. 

Glaucoma diagnosis in Jacksonville, FL 

Since glaucoma typically has no early symptoms, regular eye exams are crucial. At Baymeadows Vision Center, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to detect glaucoma in its earliest stages. The sooner we diagnose it, the better the chances of protecting your vision. 

Treatment for glaucoma

While there’s currently no cure for glaucoma, early treatment can help slow its progression and manage symptoms. Treatment for glaucoma depends on its type and severity. Our doctor will evaluate your condition and develop a personalized management plan that fits your needs.  

Glaucoma treatment and management may include:    

  • Prescription eye drops   
  • Medicine     
  • Surgery     

Surgery co-management for glaucoma

If other treatments are ineffective, our eye doctor might suggest surgery. In this case, she’ll refer you to a skilled ophthalmologist in your area. They’ll run more tests to determine if you need surgery and explain the procedure to you in detail. Following the surgery, we’ll schedule follow-up visits to closely monitor your recovery and progress, manage any side effects, and make sure your eyes are healing properly.

Schedule a glaucoma exam in Jacksonville

Our eye doctor in Jacksonville is here to help you with all your vision needs. If it’s been a while since your last eye exam or you’ve noticed changes in your vision, schedule an eye exam with us today.