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.
What Is Glaucoma?
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
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.
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 ophthalmology 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.
See Why Ohio Chooses Us For Their Optic Care Needs
"Dr. Johnson has revolutionized this practice, with his new technology and thorough exams, eye care has never felt this safe and accommodating. If you or anyone you know needs cataract surgery i would tell anyone and everyone to go here. Completely pleased with staff and doctors. Dr. Schemmel works hand in hand with Dr. Johnson and his calculations and exams are spot on. Highly recommend!!!!" Siera Cornett
Who Is at Risk For Glaucoma?
You are four to six times more likely to develop glaucoma if it runs in your family.
You are six times more likely to develop glaucoma if you are over the age of 60.
People of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent are more likely to develop glaucoma than people of a different lineage.
Those who have suffered a previous eye injury or surgery are more likely to develop glaucoma.
Certain medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or sickle cell anemia can increase your chances of developing glaucoma.
Other Risk Factors
Other key risk factors include long-term use of a corticosteroid, thin corneas, and extreme myopia or hyperopia.
Our Sidney-headquartered practice provides advanced treatment every step of the way, from assessing your ocular health and visual field to successful glaucoma care. We perform sophisticated glaucoma treatments using state-of-the-art devices.
The iStent inject® W can help patients suffering from both cataracts and glaucoma. The FDA-approved Durysta® ocular implant can be placed to reduce the need for glaucoma relief eye drops, and the Kahook Dual Blade® can relieve a significant amount of intraocular pressure with a minimally invasive approach.
Rave Reviews for Our Doctors
"I have never been treated with such VIP service in my life then at my recent visit with Ohio Vision. I contacted my regular eye doc after having repeated issues with the same eye and he referred me over to Doctor Schemmel who proceeded to diagnosis my issue and immediately made a few phone calls to set up an appointment for me the same day up in Sydney to have surgery to correct my issue. Unreal Service!!! Highly Recommend!!!" Larry Middaugh
How We Diagnose For Glaucoma
Routine eye exams are crucial to maintain your optic health.
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. Our doctors can care for most patients with eye drops and prescriptions, but minimally invasive surgery or lasers are necessary in some cases.
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.
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.
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.
Our team is led by elite eye doctors. Each has earned board certification in their respective disciplines, signifying an advanced level of knowledge and skill as ophthalmologists and optometrists.