Glaucoma Treatment in Cleburne

Glaucoma Treatment in Cleburne

Donโ€™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. Cleburne Eye Clinic 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.

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 Cleburne Eye Clinic, 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 Cleburne Eye Clinic in Cleburne 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.


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

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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- Jul. 23, 2024
The people were friendly, and they got me through the process rather quickly. Dr. Kuykendall was ve... ry helpful and explained what I wished to know. She was very nice.
- Jul. 19, 2024
I had a great exam and Ramona was great helping me with my prescriptions.
- Jul. 09, 2024
Called in yesterday with an eye injury and got a same day appointment with Dr Escobar. She immediate... ly figured out there was a piece of metal in my eye, got it out and cleaned my eye with in like 20 minutes.
- Oct. 16, 2023
They got me in same day for a eye injury and Dr. Escobar was very helpful! Definitely recommend.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Dr. Patel was amazing! But, seriously, how many employees are there?!?๐Ÿ˜‚
- Aug. 28, 2023
I had a very good experience with them only had to wait a couple of weeks for my glasses ๐Ÿค“
- Jul. 28, 2023
I had the BEST experience today as a 1st time patient. Every single person there was professional, f... riendly and explained everything in detail. I will never go anywhere else! Love this place!
- Jun. 30, 2023
I got help soak work even as a new patient calling in at 8 in the morning, my 9:30 I was already sit... ting in your office I was very comfortable and sure that I was going to get the care that I needed and I did. I gave you five stars but your office deserves a higher rating you guys are all awesome thank you from the front desk to the assistance to the doctors are wonderful I really appreciate you guys and I want my entire family that lives in Burleson in cleburne and Crowley to come and be your patience
- May. 11, 2023
The absolute only place to get exam and glasses. I moved from the area and tried 2 other places befo... re I came to my senses and made the drive back. I will be a lifetime customer as long as I'm in Texas.
- May. 05, 2023
Had a good experience. The staff was professional but also able to keep up with my sense of humor. ... The testing and equipment was top notch. They explained the test results thoroughly and answered all my questions. I'm very knowledgeable about the condition of my eyes and was given incorrect information from one of those box eye exam and glasses stores and I knew that I wasn't going to waste my time and money again when I could get higher quality testing and service for about the same price at the Cleburne Eye Clinic. The won't let you tune their piano though lol
- May. 05, 2023
Great care and very professional. I enjoy my annual visits because they treat you like family. Th... e only thing that disappointed me was the time it took to check out. I sat in waiting room for a little over 30 minutes for them to tell me have a nice day. I already knew I didn't owe anything. oh well
- May. 05, 2023
Very extensive examination. The doctor and all of the ladies were very nice and helpful. Will contin... ue to use their services
- May. 04, 2023
Doctor Bullard was very helpful and knowledgeable in all areas of my ๐Ÿ‘€. A Great visit
- Apr. 27, 2023
The people there are so nice and take the time to explain things to me to where I can understand wha... t is going on with my eyes and what has to be done to fix the problem
- Apr. 26, 2023
Very good Dr Bullard is wonderful
- Apr. 26, 2023
Cleburne Eye Clinic has a wonderful staff, real nice an helpful, it's a classy place!!
- Apr. 25, 2023
Friendly, professional, I was impressed.
- Apr. 18, 2023
I had an excellent experience at the Burleson office. Dr Bullard has a very good repor with his pati... ents. He is very professional and great at thinking outside the box. He listened to my concerns and helped me find a solution. He also followed up with a phone call several days later. I highly recommend his practice.
- Apr. 15, 2023
Dr. Brown is easy to talk to and listens to my questions and concerns.
- Mar. 30, 2023
Everyone was so kind. They made the visit enjoyable.

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Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Cleburne

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Donโ€™t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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