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Glaucoma Treatments Marine Park

After cataracts, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and results in a gradual loss of vision due to damage to your optic nerve. Even though high eye pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma, it can also occur in the presence of normal eye pressure. With two main types of glaucoma in adults, our Marine Park ophthalmologist, will explain the difference between primary open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form and occurs when the pressure inside your eye rises because of a back-up of fluid. As this pressure builds up over time, the optic nerve gets damaged and results in permanent and irreversible vision loss. Closed-angle glaucoma is more rare and occurs when the drainage canals of your eye get blocked, causing a rapid increase in pressure inside your eye.

According to our experts at Brooks Plaza Ophthalmology, individuals at high risk for glaucoma should have a dilated pupil eye examination at least every two years. Our doctors use several diagnostic tests to detect glaucoma, which are much more thorough and reliable than what is known as a glaucoma screening. Eye drops, glaucoma laser surgery, and specific surgical operations are performed to prevent, or slow, further damage from happening. With all types of glaucoma, regular exams are very important since glaucoma can get worse without you being aware of it.

An important treatment for glaucoma used by our Marine Park ophthalmologist, is laser surgery. Glaucoma laser surgery is performed in one of two ways, depending on the type of glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the drain itself is treated. The laser is used to modify the drain, helping to control your eye pressure. In angle-closure glaucoma, the laser creates a hole in your iris which improves the flow of aqueous fluid to the drain. We will explain all aspects of your glaucoma laser surgery so you not only know what to expect, but can rest easy knowing you are getting the best care at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology. Our dedicated staff is well-educated in glaucoma laser treatments and are here to answer any questions you may have.

Glaucoma Laser Treatments Marine Park
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700

Marine Park Ophthalmologist

Marine Park Ophthalmologist

The eye physicians at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology in Brooklyn have all received advanced training in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the eye. Their clinical expertise and surgical experience allow us to successfully treat a variety of diseases of the retina for our patients across Brooklyn. Our Marine Park ophthalmologists are committed to offering cutting-edge retinal treatments, so that we can provide our patients with the best care. The retina performs a vital job and when healthy, you have clear vision. However, many eye diseases can affect the connection between the retina and the brain, causes problems in our vision.

One of the most serious eye conditions that leads to decreased vision in older patients and oftentimes blindness, is age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central retina, the macula. The macula is responsible for central vision, which is vital for reading, driving, and recognizing faces. Macular degeneration may be manifest by symptoms such as blurriness, dark areas in central vision, distortion of central vision, and permanent loss of central vision. Ordinarily, a patient of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology will not experience peripheral vision loss if they have macular degeneration. Individuals over the age of sixty are at risk for macular degeneration, but it can appear as early as forty.

There are two types of macular degeneration, wet and dry macular degeneration. Wet age-related macular degeneration can be treated with laser eye surgery, photodynamic therapy and injections into the eye. Unfortunately, these treatments are not a cure for macular degeneration. However, early treatment of dry macular degeneration can delay and possibly prevent the disease from progressing to an advanced stage, in which vision loss occurs. To learn more about macular degeneration and the treatment options we offer at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology.

Eye Surgeon Marine Park
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700