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Glaucoma

Have you had sudden changes to your vision and aren't sure why?

Glaucoma can cause vision loss even before you notice the signs or symptoms.

Our board-certified doctors at Ohio Vision in Sidney, OH, can detect and treat the early signs of glaucoma to prevent further vision loss.

Glaucoma What is it?

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Glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders that, if left untreated, can cause irreversible damage to your optic nerve and vision. The condition rarely presents immediate symptoms but can lead to vision loss and eventually blindness if left unmanaged.

The Symptoms Know The Warning Signs to Prevent Vision Loss

Different types of glaucoma produce different symptoms. Open-angle glaucoma, the most common type, typically doesn't show signs or symptoms until there is significant vision loss. Routine eye exams are necessary for preventing the progression of the disorder. 

Open-Angle Glaucoma

The slow onset of this type of glaucoma makes the signs and symptoms difficult to notice. If you notice blind spots in your central or peripheral vision, or if you experience tunnel vision, call your doctor immediately to see if this is being caused by glaucoma.

Angle-Closure Glaucoma

The quick onset of this type makes the symptoms immediately apparent to the patient. Symptoms of this include eye pain, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, nausea, and headache. Call your doctor immediately as this is considered an emergency. 

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late Call Our Sidney, Ohio, Office Today

You may notice the symptoms of glaucoma only after permanent damage to your vision has occurred. Routine visits to see our board-certified eye doctors at Ohio Vision are the best way to prevent vision loss caused by glaucoma.

With over a decade of experience, our eye doctors can detect the signs of this condition before you even realize you have it. They can then provide treatment to stop the progression and prevent vision loss.

If you are due for an eye exam, or if you are showing any signs of glaucoma, contact our office today for an appointment. With offices in Sidney, Bellefontaine, Celina, and Troy, we are conveniently located for patients throughout West Central Ohio. We also offer helpful financing options to qualifying patients.

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Ohio Vision has offices in Sidney (above), Bellefontaine, Celina, and Troy, Ohio.

See Why Ohio Chooses Us For Their Optic Care Needs

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Virgil Knapke

2019

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I am very pleased with the professional services provided by this ophthalmology practice.  The doctors and staff members do a great job of explaining treatments and outcomes.   Very friendly and helpful in all aspects.  Great results.

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Ashley Stetler

2019

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The office staff were great! Very helpful with insurance and what to expect coming in. Dr. Wilding is very comforting and fun to be around. For my procedure he was very good with explaining what he was doing and what to expect...

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Who Is at Risk For Glaucoma?

Everyone is at risk for developing glaucoma, however, certain factors can increase your chances of developing the condition.

Family History

You are four to six times more likely to develop glaucoma if it runs in your family. 

Age

You are six times more likely to develop glaucoma if you are over the age of 60.

Race

People of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent are more likely to develop glaucoma than people of a different lineage.

Injury

Those who have suffered a previous eye injury or surgery are more likely to develop glaucoma.

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or sickle cell anemia can increase your chances of developing glaucoma.

Other Factors

Other factors that can increase your risk include long-term use of a corticosteroid, thin corneas, and extreme myopia or hyperopia.

How We Diagnose For Glaucoma

When you come in for your exam, our doctors will go over your medical history, family history, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Then a series of tests could be performed to determine if you have glaucoma.
Routine eye exams are crucial in maintaining optic health.
Routine eye exams are crucial in maintaining optic health.

Tonometry

This is a simple test that measures your eye pressure by using a gentle puff of air.

Visual Field Test

By evaluating your full range of vision, we can detect glaucoma symptoms. The visual field test is done by placing a light in your peripheral vision to test its range.

Dilated Eye Exam

This is a way for us to assess the optic nerve through the use of a slit lamp to ensure there is no damage occurring. 

Pachymetry

We examine the corneal thickness through the use of an ultrasound.


Visit one of our convenient offices in Bellefontaine, Celina, Troy, or Sidney.

Glaucoma Treatment Options Non-Surgical and Minimally Invasive

Your glaucoma treatment will depend on the severity of your symptoms. 

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Eye Drops

Prescription eye drops are typically the first choice of treatment for glaucoma patients. The eye drops are either prescribed to increase the drainage of the eye or to reduce the production of fluid within the eye. Both are aimed at reducing eye pressure and preventing further optic nerve damage.

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Prescription Medications

Sometimes prescription medications will be given to reduce the production of aqueous humor and significantly reduce eye pressure. Eye drops and medication cannot cure glaucoma or the damage that has already occurred to the optic nerve, but they can stop the progression.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

For more severe cases, our eye doctors may recommend a patient undergo a minimally invasive surgery. Which surgery our doctors recommend will depend on the severity of the patient's condition. Our board-certified doctors use sophisticated technology, such as lasers, to help patients manage their glaucoma. 

"Very professional, helpful and friendly caring staff" Our Patients Come From Sidney and Throughout West Central Ohio

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Teresa Mikesell

2019

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Very well performed exam, Dr. Wilding explained the process and plan in terms that were easy to understand.

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Ed Pohlman

2018

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Very professional, helpful and friendly caring staff every time my wife or I have an appointment Dr Wilding or Dr Schemmel

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Ohio Vision

Ohio Vision is honored to provide the very best medical and surgical eye care to patients in Mercer, Shelby, Logan, and Miami Counties. Drs. Wilding, Johnson, and Schemmel are all board-certified and experts in their respective disciplines. We are proud to be affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

To request more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (937) 492-8040.

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