Glaucoma is a condition that can gradually lead to vision loss without any warning signs. Without proper care, it can result in permanent blindness.
At Florida Eye Center, our board-certified Tampa ophthalmologists are specialized in detecting and treating glaucoma so that you can maintain your vision.
Glaucoma is a complex eye condition that often goes undetected until irreversible damage has occurred. There are different varieties of glaucoma, but it is typically characterized by a buildup of intraocular pressure, which, over time, causes damage to the optic nerve. As the optic nerve deteriorates, visual field loss ensues, leading to a gradual decline in vision.
What makes glaucoma particularly challenging is its asymptomatic nature in the early stages, emphasizing the critical importance of routine eye examinations, especially for individuals aged 40 and above.
The key to effectively treating glaucoma lies in timely and proactive treatment. Vision loss resulting from glaucoma is irreversible, meaning that there is a high degree of urgency for early intervention to preserve your sight. Timely treatment not only aids in controlling intraocular pressure but also prevents further damage to the optic nerve.
Vision loss that is related to glaucoma can be prevented and treated if detected early. At Florida Eye Center, your Tampa glaucoma treatment center, we recognize the need to address glaucoma promptly. Routine eye examinations can catch the condition in its early stages and allow for prescriptions to be written to help treat it.
To detect glaucoma in the earlier stages, we utilize advanced imaging technology, such as Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) in our approach. OCT provides detailed cross-sectional images of the optic nerve, aiding in objective assessments and personalized treatment plans. Your Tampa ophthalmologist may also use visual field testing to gain a comprehensive understanding of the extent and impact of glaucoma on your vision.
Dr. Thomas Pusateri, a board-certified ophthalmologist at Florida Eye Center, brings a specialized focus to glaucoma treatment. Dr. Pusateri is an expert in Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), a groundbreaking procedure designed to manage glaucoma effectively.
This advanced laser treatment is particularly beneficial, offering a precise and targeted approach to lower intraocular pressure and mitigate the progression of the disease. Unlike traditional approaches that often rely solely on medication to manage intraocular pressure, this method can be more effective in treating glaucoma.
At Florida Eye Center, we understand the urgency of addressing glaucoma immediately and effectively. By integrating advanced diagnostic tools, expertise in innovative treatments like Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), and the continued patient dedication of board-certified ophthalmologists, we proudly stand at the forefront of glaucoma care in Tampa.
If you’re 40 years or older and haven’t had a glaucoma exam in the last three years, schedule a visit today with Florida Eye Center, your center for glaucoma treatment in Tampa.
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