Glaucoma Treatment in Somerset Manor

Glaucoma Treatment in Somerset Manor

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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. Insight Vision Center - Prairie Village 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 Insight Vision Center - Prairie Village, 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 Insight Vision Center - Prairie Village in Somerset Manor 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 Somerset Manor

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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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- Dec. 02, 2023
Friendly staff!
- Nov. 28, 2023
Best service I’ve ever received when picking out new glasses! Danette was just fantastic. I apprec... iate her love for helping others picking out frames that fit their face shape. I showed her what I was looking at online and was 10000% sure I was going to purchase it online. Within minutes she found me a pair almost exactly like it within the store and showed me how the one online would be too small for my face. I ended up purchasing everything from her and walked away happier than I expected. I’m always so appreciative when I meet someone who truly cares about their job. Thank you so much, Danette! I’m always coming back to you for my new glasses!!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Very professional. Low-key. Is realistic about expectations.
- Sep. 22, 2023
The optometrist is not rushed and takes her time checking all the details, a rare event these days!
- May. 30, 2023
Had a wonderful experience buying my first pair of prescription sunglasses. Staff was very helpful a... nd friendly!
- Apr. 26, 2023
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- Feb. 26, 2023
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- Dec. 02, 2022
Dr. Tran was knowledgeable and personable. The staff was wonderful. They were friendly and helpful. ... They assisted me in finding the perfect frames for progressive glasses.
- Oct. 01, 2022
Dr & staff were very friendly & professional. Will recommend to family & friends.
- Sep. 28, 2022
One of the best eye exam experiences I’ve had. Friendly staff. The doctor took the time to do a th... orough exam and explain everything. Definitely recommend this eye care office.
- Aug. 21, 2022
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- Aug. 06, 2022
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- Aug. 04, 2022
wonderful service and time efficient! definitely going back!
- Jun. 10, 2022
Love this office and their new location is very nice! Right on time, professional staff, friendly a... nd enjoyable visit. Was in and out for my annual eye exam in about 30 minutes. Evening appointments are a necessity for me with a work schedule. They check that box too!
- May. 16, 2022
The staff at every level is fantastic I could not recommend them anymore.
- Mar. 03, 2022
Every person here is super fantastic, very warm and friendly. My daughter had been nervous and they ... made her feel relaxed and comfortable.
- Feb. 20, 2022
Wonderful & Professional Establishment! I recommend to anyone looking for an eyecare home.
- Apr. 30, 2021
I am so happy I found Insight Vision Center! They were so kind and professinal and would recommend ... this practice to all of my family and friends.
- Dec. 31, 2020
Outstanding service with all the workers! Numerous tests were done on my eyes with comforting result... s. Dr. Troyer is so knowledgeable, kind and comforting. And all the staff are very friendly and helpful. An appointment with Insight Vision Center is uplifting.
- Sep. 19, 2020
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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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