Spotlight On Glaucoma: Causes, Types, And Treatments

When it comes to eye health, many patients are unaware of the various conditions that may affect their vision. Glaucoma is a common eye condition which can ultimately lead to blindness, in fact, Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. At Prairie Eye Care we are proud to offer glaucoma screenings and treatment in Winnipeg. If you think you or a loved one may suffer from glaucoma, schedule your consultation with Prairie Eye Care today.

About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which cause damage to the optic nerve, eventually causing blindness. Damage caused by glaucoma is typically caused by an increase in internal eye pressure, however, multiple types of glaucoma exist with different dangers. Your eye doctor in Winnipeg can help identify which type of glaucoma you may be at risk for and even create a treatment plan based upon your diagnosis. When it comes to symptoms, most patients don’t notice any until the condition has progressed. Scheduling routine eye care with Prairie Eye Care can help with early diagnosis of glaucoma, leading to earlier treatment and often better outcomes.

Winnipeg Glaucoma Screenings

At Prairie Eye Care, glaucoma screenings are actually included with your comprehensive eye examination. During your Winnipeg glaucoma screening, you can expect:

  1. An inspection of your eye’s drainage angle.

  2. An inspection of your optic nerve.

  3. Peripheral vision testing.

  4. Imaging of your optic nerve.

  5. Measurement of the thickness of your cornea.

Glaucoma Treatment Winnipeg

Wondering how exactly glaucoma can be treated? There are various treatment options, which include:

  1. Eyedrops which can increase fluid outflow and decrease fluid production.

  2. Pills which can decrease fluid production and increase fluid outflow.

  3. Surgery which can increase fluid outflow and lower eye pressure.

  4. Surgery which places a stent, increasing fluid outflow.

  5. Laser surgery.

Start Glaucoma Treatment in Winnipeg Today

When is the last time you had a comprehensive eye examination? Contact Prairie Eye Care today to schedule your appointment, we’d be more than happy to provide a glaucoma screening in Winnipeg to determine if you need glaucoma treatment. We look forward to treating you.

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