Glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders that can harm your sight. Early detection and treatment are essential to prevent vision loss.
Choate Eye Associates provides comprehensive glaucoma treatments to the greater Nashville, TN, area from our office in Goodlettsville.
Learn how Dr. Walter Choate can save your vision with prompt and effective treatments for glaucoma...
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that involves damage to the optic nerve. In most types, inner eye pressure increases due to the buildup of a fluid called aqueous humor. When aqueous humor is overproduced, or there is an issue with drainage, inner eye pressure can reach dangerous levels, which can lead to optic nerve damage. Glaucoma rarely presents symptoms at its earliest stages, which is why early diagnosis is crucial to saving your eyesight.
At Choate Eye Associates, Dr. Choate can provide vision care for glaucoma patients at every phase of the disease. Our eye doctor provides the communities of greater Nashville and Hendersonville with comprehensive eye exams from our office in Goodlettsville, TN.
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Save Your Vision with Early Detection Schedule an Appointment Today
Choate Eye Associates serves the eye care needs of Nashville and Hendersonville from our advanced optometry practice in Goodlettsville, TN. Our eye care physician, Dr. Choate, uses the latest technology and proven techniques in vision care to detect the earliest signs of eye diseases, including glaucoma.
During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Choate tests every patient's eye pressure and visual field, and checks for any optic nerve damage. If any sign of glaucoma is present, he can provide effective medical therapies and superior pre- and post-surgical care if it is needed.
To learn more, schedule an appointment with our eye doctor in Goodlettsville, serving greater Nashville, TN. You can request a visit to Choate Eye Associates online or by calling:
Eye drops can be used to decrease pressure by helping aqueous humor drain more effectively. Eye drops can also reduce the amount of fluid produced by an affected eye and in turn, decrease the level of harmful eye pressure.
Prescription medication can prevent optic nerve damage by reducing elevated intraocular pressure. Medications typically include beta blockers, prostaglandin analogs, alpha agonists, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and rho kinase inhibitors.
A laser can be used to make a small opening in the eye and lower intraocular pressure. Common laser procedures used to treat glaucoma include selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT), laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI), and laser cyclophotocoagulation.
If eye drops, medication, and laser surgery are unsuccessful in lowering your eye pressure, Dr. Choate may recommend filtering surgery. Also known as incisional surgery, this involves creating a drainage hole in the white part of the eye. This allows fluid to leave the eye and lower intraocular pressure.