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Understanding Glaucoma Test Results: What do They Mean?

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One of the leading causes of blindness is glaucoma, a condition defined as damage to the optic nerve cells. Because glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms, early diagnosis and successful treatment of glaucoma require regular exams and glaucoma test results. Glaucoma progresses gradually. It can cause irreversible damage to the optic nerve that could lead to vision loss or trouble doing

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Spotlight on Glaucoma: Causes, Types and Treatments

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Glaucoma effects anywhere between 2 to 3 million Americans and is the second leading cause of blindness, just behind cataracts. It’s suspected that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma with a great number of those people going undiagnosed. Glaucoma is a group of complex diseases, which in most cases are caused when there is an increase in liquid production.

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Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)

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View Video Laser Peripheral Iridotomy or LPI, is used exclusively for management in patients with narrow or closed angle glaucoma. With narrow or closed angle glaucoma, there is a drain in the eye, and that drain is at risk for being blocked or covered completely by the colored part of the eye, or the iris. The risk of this is

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Worried about Vision Loss? How to Protect Your Eyesight

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Are you protecting your eyesight from vision loss or blindness due to eye disease and conditions? Your eye health is important and  there a few simple measures you can take to help prevent vision loss. Taking care of your eyes needs to be a priority just like scheduling yearly physicals, eating healthy and engaging in physical activity. This month, Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center is

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Welcome Sushma Rai, MD, specializing in Treatment for Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

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PHOENIX (Feb. 4, 2015) – Leading researcher and educator, Dr. Sushma Rai has joined the ophthalmology team of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, a leading provider of advanced vision care and surgery. Dr. Rai specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataract surgery. She will work in Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics across the Valley. Dr. Rai

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Glaucoma “The Silent Thief of Sight”

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Neil Atodaria, MD What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a term used to describe a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged due to an increase in pressure within the eye. While glaucoma is treatable, there is no cure. Why is it important to be aware of glaucoma? The permanent vision loss associated with glaucoma can develop

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Diagnosing Glaucoma: Conclusions

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What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma represents a number of disease states all of which are defined by death of optic nerve cells. The most common cause of optic nerve cell death is elevated eye pressure. However, nearly 25% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma do not show evidence of elevated eye pressure. How do you test for Glaucoma? Accurately diagnosing glaucoma involves

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Diagnosing Glaucoma

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Simply measuring eye pressure does not guarantee a correct diagnosis of glaucoma. As we have stated, glaucoma is defined as damage to the optic nerve. Damage to the optic nerve initially leads to loss of peripheral vision. If the disease is allowed to progress, patients ultimately suffer loss of central vision. In general, damage to the optic does not cause

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