Glaucoma Treatments In Virginia's
New River Valley
Get Your Glaucoma Under Control with Dr. Davis
Glaucoma is a serious disease that can lead to damaged optic nerves which severely impairs vision, especially if left untreated. For Dr. Davis’ eye patients, there are many options available when it comes to treatment. Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery, or a combination of these treatments. Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible, but it can be managed if detected early. With treatment, most people with glaucoma do not lose their sight. It is the goal of Dr. Davis and his staff to preserve and improve the eye sight of all of our patients, so if you suffer from glaucoma, contact us today at (540) 980-1965 or at (276) 236-8307 to schedule an appointment.
Glaucoma Medications - Eye Drops, Pills, & Other Options
Taking your glaucoma medications as prescribed is imperative to preventing serious damage to your vision. Whether you have been prescribed eye drops or pills, ensuring that you are taking them correctly and regularly is crucial. Eye drops are absorbed into the bloodstream, and pills can have side effects, so it is important to disclose any other medications you are taking.
Sometimes, drops and pills are both prescribed, but the only way to know what is best for you is to call Dr. Davis and schedule a consultation!
Laser Eye Surgery Options for Glaucoma Patients
When pills and eye drops no longer work, and traditional surgery is not an option for whatever reason, laser surgery can provide lasting results for minimal effort. In fact, most laser surgery is completed within 10 to 15 minutes – and it’s painless! The most common type of eye laser surgery for glaucoma patients is trabeculoplasty. Fluid is essentially strategically drained out of the eye to clear up your vision, and patients may continue their daily lives following surgery.
It is important to note that it may take a few weeks to notice the full effect of laser eye surgery. You may also be able to discontinue some of your medications, but this is not always the case. Determining whether or not you will still need medication is for your doctor to decide, so it is important to discuss everything with Dr. Davis.