If you are interested in protecting the vision of your family, then you will be sure that they receive regular periodic screenings by a highly trained and expert optometrist. Many people erroneously believe that vision exams and eye disease screenings are only for adults. Unfortunately, even children can have vision problems or diseases that need to be addressed to prevent vision loss. One of the most dangerous threats to a person’s good vision is glaucoma. If you would like a glaucoma screening, or need to receive glaucoma eye care in Spring Valley, visit us at our practice Glenn Roter, OD.
At our eye care practice, our experienced and highly trained eye doctor is Dr. Glenn K. Roter. Dr. Roter performs comprehensive eye exams for his patients to make sure that their eyes are free of any eye disease or disorder, in an effort to prevent vision loss. Many eye diseases do not have symptoms in the early stages. Glaucoma is one such disease. A person can have glaucoma and need glaucoma eye care in Spring Valley — however they may not know it. Glaucoma’s early symptoms are not easy for the patient to detect; they need to be detected by a comprehensive eye exam using various technical screening devices. The sooner glaucoma is detected the sooner it can be treated. And the earlier the treatment the less likely the patient is to experience vision loss. Unfortunately, most vision that is lost to glaucoma cannot be reclaimed so early diagnosis and treatment is essential.
In order to prevent vision loss from glaucoma, glaucoma eye care in Spring Valley should get started as soon as the condition is diagnosed. Recommended treatments will depend upon what stage the glaucoma is in. In the early stages glaucoma can generally be successfully treated with eye drops. Close monitoring is needed to ensure that the eye drops are working and that the patient is using the medication correctly. Often this is all that is needed to halt the advancement of the disease. In more advanced cases of glaucoma, laser surgery may be needed to treat the eye disease and stop its advancement. Finally, in the most serious cases, further vision loss can only be prevented by general surgery. For a complete eye exam and eye disease screening contact our practice today for an appointment with Dr. Roter.