Comprehensive Glaucoma Treatment
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. In the US, over three million Americans have glaucoma, but half don’t even know it. Because most cases of the disease progress so slowly, there are typically no immediate symptoms.
Untreated glaucoma can cause blindness. Many patients are not aware they have glaucoma until they suffer a loss of vision, which is why regular eye exams are so important. If glaucoma is detected during your eye exam, the eye doctors at Advanced Sight Center will outline a treatment plan based on your individual needs.
The goal of glaucoma treatment is to prevent and stop the progression of vision loss, which is irreversible. That’s why early detection and treatment is critical.
Glaucoma requires lifelong treatment and monitoring. For most people, eye drops are successful at controlling eye pressure. Others may require surgery if eye drops fail to reduce intraocular pressure.
Dr. Short and Dr. Ullrich offer selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), a revolutionary FDA-approved procedure designed to open the canals in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG).
To monitor your eye health and prevent vision loss, visit the ophthalmologists at Advanced Sight Center in Washington, Creve Coeur, and Bridgeton, Missouri. Call the office most convenient to you or you can request an appointment online.