Glaucoma Treatment in Sylvania

Glaucoma Treatment in Sylvania

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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. Cherry Vision Center 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.

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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 Cherry Vision Center, 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 Cherry Vision Center in Sylvania 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.


Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Sylvania

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Spectera

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
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- Mar. 13, 2024
I have been going to Cherry Vision since I was a child, and so far I have always had an excellent ex... perience every single time. Friendly and helpful staff, knowledgeable and kind optometrists, as well as stellar contact/glasses services and prices. I would recommend them to anybody!
- Mar. 13, 2024
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- Feb. 26, 2024
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- Dec. 23, 2023
Doctor on point. Friendly staff. Quick return on glasses
- Dec. 02, 2023
Dr Cherry took his time testing my vision and answering all my questions- Im so grateful.
- Nov. 20, 2023
I have been to other vision centers and the people were not nearly as polite or kind. I am very impr... essed with with Cherry Vision
- Oct. 21, 2023
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- Oct. 17, 2023
Excellent Doctors and staff. I have been going here for 30+ years and very satisfied with my care.
- Oct. 13, 2023
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- Oct. 05, 2023
The whole staff was super friendly and informative and I had a specific frame I was looking and they... had them! Good selection as well.
- Sep. 20, 2023
Today I took my 2 year old and my self to go see the eye doc. Her appointment was a hour and forty m... ins before mine. She is also autistic and can be a handful. They did a fantastic job with her and reassured us that her eye will correct its self! Now mind you I have my 9 yr old and my 1 yr old with me all being … well kids. I was mortified at how they were acting because it seemed to be a whole new level! The front desk would giggle because they thought they were adorable as I am corralling them around. Only took 20 mins to get my daughter in and out. I asked my husband if they wanted to go shopping to burn some time. When they politely interrupted and said would you mind seeing Doctor cherry ? I was thrilled ! So my husband kept the 2 busy while the 1 yr old tagged along with momma. He was fantastic! Did not judge me for having waited so long for getting new glasses. Was quick but definitely knew what he was doing! This location was everything I hoped it would be being so small! I will highly recommend this place to anyone I know! You guys were amazing! An have earned life long clients !!
- Sep. 16, 2023
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- Sep. 13, 2023
Dr Cherry and his staff were all so very kind to see me when I had a concern with my eyes. From the ... moment I called they were very accommodating and understood my concern. When I went into the office they got to work quickly and helped find out what my issue was. Dr Cherry did several test & explained my issues very well to me and helped ease my mind. I am happy to have found a caring, friendly ophthalmologist office.
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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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Don’t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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