Glaucoma Specialist in Palmyra, PA
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While there are many forms of glaucoma, two of the most common are primary open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. Regardless of the type of glaucoma you may have, early treatment is key. So is early detection. Glaucoma has no symptoms until the late stages, and by then, significant vision loss has likely already occurred. Glaucoma treatment in the Palmyra, PA area is available at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in nearby Lebanon.
Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma. The patient typically has no symptoms or warning signs because the disease progresses so slowly. Most people do not even notice vision loss for many years, or if they do, they attribute it to aging or other causes. Glaucoma involves a high internal eye pressure which damages the optic nerve and leads to eventual blindness. The only way to detect damage to the optic nerve is through consistent eye exams.
Angle-closure glaucoma is a rarer form of the disease. It develops quickly, feeling like a sudden attack that worsens over the next few hours. This acute attack may only affect one eye, but patients definitely notice the symptoms:
- Sudden, severe eye pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sudden loss of vision in one eye
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Halos or rainbows around lights
- Eye redness
Any patient experiencing one or more of these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention at an emergency room. While these symptoms do not necessarily indicate angle-closure glaucoma, they are signs of a potentially serious problem, so seek emergency care.
If our eye care team determines you have glaucoma, we use three treatments. At first, we use eye drops or oral medications to lower internal eye pressure. This first treatment is typically used for milder cases. For more advanced cases, we will try laser surgery or another type of conventional surgery.
Each patient is unique. Disease progression, underlying medical conditions, age, ethnicity, and many more factors contribute. Our team will work with you to find the right care plan.
If surgery is required, these procedures can treat both open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma. Conventional surgery is often our preferred method for closed-angle glaucoma. For open-angle glaucoma, we usually try to first treat with medication.
If you are seeking glaucoma treatment in the Palmyra, PA area, consider the highly skilled glaucoma specialists at
Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania is located at 770 Norman Drive in Lebanon. We are the leading ophthalmology practice in this region (Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties). Our board certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists have many years of experience in glaucoma and other eye diseases and conditions.
Our glaucoma specialist in Lebanon is Abhishek K. Nemani, MD. His glaucoma fellowship is from the prestigious Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
If you live or work in or near Palmyra, PA, Lebanon is close by. Don’t wait for glaucoma symptoms to occur and damage your optic nerves. Come in for an eye exam. If you do have glaucoma, talk with Dr. Nemani regarding glaucoma treatment options. He is our glaucoma specialist in Palmyra, PA, and he can’t wait to meet you at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in nearby Lebanon. Remember: early diagnosis is key so call us today.
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