If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, you will need the right treatment to manage it. This disease worsens your eyesight over time, and can eventually lead to total blindness. It can also cause physical pain. Glaucoma is one of the most common optical diseases. The British Journal of Ophthalmology published a study estimating that as many as 60.5 million people had it in 2010, and that this number will only grow.
Glaucoma is usually caused by excessive pressure in the optic nerve. This pressure leads to nerve damage and worsening eyesight. A glaucoma specialist can use a number of methods to try and relieve the pressure. There are two main types of glaucoma: open-angle and closed-angle. The closed-angle version appears without warning, and is quite painful. Open-angle glaucoma is gradual, and much harder to notice. Optometrists and ophthalmologists regularly screen for glaucoma, which is another reason you should attend regular appointments. Ask to be referred to a glaucoma specialist if they find it.
Glaucoma can’t be cured. However, a glaucoma specialist can treat the disease. Depending on the situation, the specialist can either prevent eyesight from getting worse, or slow the rate of optical damage.
There are many techniques that can help people struggling with glaucoma. The Tayani Institute prides itself on using the best and latest technologies. An example is the selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). This uses low energy lasers to drain fluid from the eye and relieve pressure. It’s non-invasive and can be done in less than five minutes! Other methods also exist, such as the trabeculectomy. This uses surgical means to reduce optical pressure. Our glaucoma specialist, Dr. Joson, is someone who truly understands the best ways of treating the illness. He has successfully treated hundreds of patients. His friendly, calming demeanor creates a loyal bond between himself, his patients, and their families. Glaucoma is a scary prospect, but he can help you manage it.
The Tayani Institute specializes in quality eye care. In addition to providing contact lenses, three Tayani Institute locations operate full-serviceoptical boutiques. These boutiques accept most major vision plans (VSP), and carry a wide assortment of designer frames and sunglasses. You’ll be able to find eyewear that both meets your needs and your sense of style.
If you live in Southern California and are looking for great optical care, the Tayani Institute will be able to help. Contact us online or call us at (949) 489-2218 to learn more.