Glaucoma Treatment Near You
in Lake Havasu City, AZ
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition, and one of the leading causes of blindness — when left untreated. With Lake Havasu Family Eyecare’s advanced diagnostic equipment and personalized treatment options, you can count on our doctors to manage your glaucoma and protect your eyesight for years to come.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a common eye disease that results from abnormally-high intraocular pressure (IOP). If not properly treated, this increased pressure can press on and damage the optic nerve, which sends images you see to your brain — an essential part of clear vision.
Thankfully, IOP levels can be very effectively managed. At Lake Havasu Family Eyecare, our doctors utilize high-tech screening equipment to detect eye diseases, especially glaucoma, as early as possible. We are committed to every aspect of patient care, from education to action: we don’t just recommend glaucoma treatment options, we take the time to explain the value of each one to make sure you’re comfortable and confident in your custom-made treatment plan.
Types of Glaucoma
There are multiple types of glaucoma with various symptoms, but by far the most common forms are open-angle and angle-closure.
Accounting for more than 90% of cases, open-angle glaucoma is the most common type and usually develops slowly over many years. It occurs when the drainage path between the cornea and iris becomes blocked, gradually building up fluid and, as a result, pressure.
Although angle-closure is rarer than open-angle, it’s much more urgent and requires immediate medical attention, as symptoms and vision loss can come on quickly. It occurs when the iris restricts or completely clogs the drainage path, preventing fluid circulation and increasing pressure rapidly.
You May Not Notice Glaucoma, But We Will!
Commonly referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma often has no obvious warning signs until its later stages. However, we have the tools necessary to catch even the slightest variations in your intraocular pressure.
As vision loss from glaucoma is permanent, regular eye exams are the best preventative measure. Our state-of-the-art technology enables our doctors to diagnose and develop personalized glaucoma treatment plans well before symptoms show to preserve your eye health, clarity — and quality of life.
WHY CHOSE LAKE HAVASU FAMILY EYECARE FOR GLAUCOMA MANAGEMENT?
At Lake Havasu Family Eyecare, we are known for customer service for a reason. We serve you with a smile, treat you like family, and thoroughly inform you about your tests and procedures every step of the way.
When it comes to protecting your eyesight from glaucoma, our team members understand that there’s no replacement for early detection; that’s why we use cutting-edge technology and develop individualized glaucoma treatment plans as soon as we have a concern, so that you can rest assured that our proactive care will keep your eyes healthier for years to come.
Advanced Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
During your regular eye exam, our skilled optometrists use the most precise diagnostic equipment to gain a full understanding of your inner eye health and IOP, allowing them to uncover signs of glaucoma far in advance.
The sooner we discover it, the sooner we can begin treatment to slow glaucoma development and maintain your healthy vision with specialized eye drops, supplements, and more.
Patients Are Saying
” Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I felt very comfortable there and all my questions were answered. So glad I picked Lake Havasu Family Eyecare for my eye care! “