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How Common Is Glaucoma?

It’s believed that 60-70 million people worldwide have glaucoma. Approximately 3 million people in the United States alone have this condition

Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring

Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring by David Richardson, MD | Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring http://new-glaucoma-treatments.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Can-You-Monitor-Your-IOP-At-Home1.mp3 Can You Monitor Your IOP At Home? It’s clear that accurately...

Can Vision Lost From Glaucoma Be Regained?

The short answer to this question is, “No.” The longer answer is, “Well, maybe, but (1) not by the time most people get diagnosed; (2) the amount of vision regained is so small that most people would not be aware of having regained vision; and (3) the vision regained...

Why You Should Care About Glaucoma

It’s a pretty good assumption that if you are reading this either you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, told you are at risk for glaucoma, or know someone with glaucoma. These are all good reasons to care and to want to gain more knowledge about this disease of the...

Common Eye Test Could Miss Vision Loss from Glaucoma

Visual acuity, using a Snellen chart is a simple and routine eye evaluation usually performed in ophthalmologists’ and optometrists’ offices. It is used to estimate a person’s degree of visual disability. In order to perform this test a person is generally asked to...

Finding the Right Glaucoma Surgery

Open angle glaucoma is one of the most common reasons the elderly seek eye surgery. It is a chronic debilitating condition that can lead to blindness. In terms of glaucoma treatment, what works for one person may not necessarily be applicable to all. This is why...

How To Choose The Right Glaucoma Specialist For You

Choose The Right Glaucoma Specialist For You More than that Meets the Glaucoma Eye Sight is one of the basic senses we use in everyday life and often take for granted. Marsha is just one of the many elderly people who are diagnosed with acute open angle glaucoma each...

Glaucoma Surgery 101

Is Glaucoma Treatment Surgery Safe? If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma and contemplating surgery, it is but normal to be racked with questions and fear in your mind. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the US and majority of the cases seen by...

Do I Need A Glaucoma Specialist?

Close your eyes for a second. Now imagine this immense darkness for the rest of your life. This lifetime of blindness is what glaucoma does. Glaucoma is a serious medical condition that requires immediate attention, because if left untreated, can lead to permanent...

Why Do Some Good Eye Surgeons Not Take Fellowship?

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can lead to blindness. It is therefore best seen and treated by a glaucoma specialist. Among other eye diseases, glaucoma specialists are eye doctors who chose to train specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. It...

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