What is Glaucoma?

If left untreated or undiagnosed, glaucoma can lead to complete blindness

Glaucoma is the deterioration of the optic nerve tissue inside the eye. This nerve damage is often caused by increased fluid pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is known as a silent disease, often developing without symptoms. Damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. That’s why the best form of prevention and treatment is an annual comprehensive eye exam to detect early stages of glaucoma.

Have You been living with these symptoms?

These could be signs of progressive glaucoma. 

Blurry Vision – Peripheral vision loss

Eye Pain – Tunnel vision

Headache – Eye redness

Halos around lights – Nausea

Hazy-looking eye(s) 

Our Treatment Plan

Medicated eye drops. These can decrease pressure in the eye by improving how fluids drain from the eye or decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye.

Laser treatments. Depending on the type of glaucoma, laser can be used to lower eye pressure or to prevent sudden rises in eye pressure.

Surgery. If the above methods are unable to reduce the eye pressure, surgically making a new drain for the eye may help to release fluid and decrease eye pressure.

Request An Appointment

For routine appointments only. Please call us at 970-352-6688 if it is an emergency.

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Welch Eye Center

1616 15th St.
Greeley, CO 80631

1616 15th St.
Greeley, CO 80631

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