Glaucoma Treatment in Angel's Triangle

Glaucoma Treatment in Angel's Triangle

Don’t Let Glaucoma Rob You of Your Sight

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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. El Paso EyeCare 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 El Paso EyeCare, 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 El Paso EyeCare in Angel's Triangle 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 Angel's Triangle

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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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- Apr. 06, 2024
Place is awesome! Best prescription ive had in ever. Highly recommended
- Apr. 04, 2024
Great service. Friendly team and I always find the best frames there for a new pair of glasses
- Mar. 28, 2024
Everyone is so nice and I have been doing here for 4 years now and I always have a good experience
- Mar. 08, 2024
Awesome experience. Staff was amazing. Loved Dyan, she was very kind & helpful. Blanca did a great j... ob with the initial exam.
- Feb. 27, 2024
All the staff was great.. Diane was very informative and professional..
- Feb. 17, 2024
Dr. M and the staff was amazing. Everyone was attentive. Diane was very helpful and patient as I cho... se my frames. She was awesome. Definitely found my new home with El Paso Eyecare
- Feb. 08, 2024
Phenomenal experience
- Feb. 07, 2024
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- Feb. 05, 2024
I LOVE THIS PLACE !!!
- Jan. 26, 2024
I was a new patient and I felt at ease immediately. Dr. Patel was friendly and engaging, listening t... o my questions and thoughtfully answering them. Dyan was so sweet, explaining to me all my eyewear options. I will definitely keep coming back for all my eye care needs.
- Jan. 02, 2024
Great service first time be there I’m impressed. I would like to come back next year.
- Jan. 02, 2024
Great doctors always. Polite and knowledgeable in all questions when there were concerns. Staff is n... ice and friendly always.
- Dec. 02, 2023
Danny (Mngr), and Diane (Eye care Spec), were very attentive to my needs, and concerns regarding my ... eye care. They were both very polite, patient, knowledgeable, and displayed great people skills. I would urge El Paso and surrounding area to visit El Paso Eye Care's North East location for their eye wear needs. Affordable prices, excellent service, quality frames, and lenses. You'll walk out seeing better, looking better, plus your wallet will thank you for choosing El Paso Eye Care! "Great Staff"
- Nov. 19, 2023
Staff is very professional and nice.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Most eye Docs have personalities as dry as the El Paso desert and don't seem too happy to explain th... e deep retinal and optic nerve scans. Not mine. Many eye places have cordial, yet indifferent, staff members. Not mine. Every person I interacted with at the reception desk, the technician running scans/tests, AND the eye doc, were professional, but they were also friendly, with a healthy abundance of humor. This place beat out previous eye practices I've patronized, all considered the best for that area (I've had very good health insurance since 2010) in Austin, Round Rock, Houston, and multiple practices in Michigan. Almost forgot to add: very affordable, and I rate my new glasses just above my last two, including my spare Oakley's .
- Oct. 18, 2023
Great and friendly service.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Excellent business to get an eye exam, and eye glasses. The establishment is very well kept and I h... ave been going there for years.Good service and Dr Patel and the staff take good care of me and my spouse.
- Sep. 19, 2023
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- Aug. 17, 2023
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- Aug. 10, 2023
The entire staff is extremely nice, extremely patient and professional. They made the process extrem... ely easy! The office is very modern and clean!

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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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