Prevent Future Damage to Your Vision with Glaucoma Treatment
If you are experiencing symptoms of glaucoma, such as eye pressure or blurred vision, our doctors can prescribe glaucoma treatment at our Northglenn, CO, practice to improve your vision and prevent further eye conditions. Dr. Montgomery and the team at Montgomery Eye Care can provide both nonsurgical and surgical options to treat this disease. Glaucoma is caused by the buildup of abnormal intraocular pressure on the optic nerve that prevents proper communication between the retina and the brain. It can significantly damage the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.
Glaucoma is a chronic eye condition that can negatively impact the optic nerve, caused by excess intraocular pressure that worsens over time. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness, often within a few years. There are two types of glaucoma: closed-angle glaucoma, and the more common, open-angle glaucoma. Causes of this disease can include advanced age, genetics, eye trauma, farsightedness, nearsightedness, diabetes, and an abnormally shaped iris.
Signs and Symptoms
Common side effects of glaucoma may include:
- Eye pain
- Blurred vision
- Headache or migraines
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light
- Halos around bright lights
- Tunnel vision or loss of peripheral vision
- Central vision loss
Your Treatment Options
Dr. Montgomery will conduct an eye exam and a series of tests to diagnose the severity of your glaucoma. This will help him determine which treatment is right, as well as formulate a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.
If you are experiencing glaucoma symptoms, we can effectively improve your vision with our advanced glaucoma treatments.
At Montgomery Eye Care, we can address the early symptoms and side effects of glaucoma with nonsurgical treatments, such as medicated eye drops and oral medication to minimize intraocular pressure and fluid retention. We can also provide prescription lenses to address problems with your vision.
If you are suffering from farsightedness or nearsightedness that is contributing to your glaucoma, we can perform laser surgery to remove the damaged natural lenses and replace them with accommodating intraocular Crystalens® implants, designed to move with the eye’s natural movements and provide clear vision.
Other laser surgeries that we offer for open-angle glaucoma include:
iStent®: Approved by the FDA, this tiny titanium L-shaped device is designed to treat mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma. During this procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic, make a small incision in your cornea, and insert the small device to improve eye fluid flow and permanently alleviate eye pressure.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: During this procedure, we will administer numbing eye drops and use advanced laser technology to minimize eye tissue and improve the flow of fluid.
Treat Your Glaucoma Today
If you are experiencing glaucoma symptoms, we can effectively improve your vision with our advanced glaucoma treatments. Contact our practice today to learn more or schedule your personal consultation.
"My friend referred me to Dr. Montgomery who was VERY patient, and determined I had a virus, complicated by dry eye. I have been working with him for over about two years now, and my eye is MUCH better under his very professional care. If you have an ongoing problem, or just need a good eye doc, I highly recommend him."Review From ratemds.com