How is it detected and followed?
One test alone is not a reliable way to detect or follow glaucoma, and therefore a variety of techniques and devices must be used. We offer the most advanced methods to detect and monitor glaucoma. At Dr. Amundsen’s office we assess all aspects of glaucoma, including measuring the pressure inside the eye, assessing the physical appearance of the optic nerve, monitoring for peripheral vision loss using a highly sensitive automated instrument, assessing the drainage system of the eye, using a laser to scan and visualize the individual sensory layers of the eye, and testing for nerve conductivity loss. By utilizing multiple tests, we are able to compare results from visit to visit and detect any small amount of progression that they may show, allowing us to adjust treatment accordingly. Please take some time to explore on our technology page to learn how the Octopus Visual field testing, Optical Coherence tomography, and Electophysiology can help us provide state of the art care for patients with glaucoma.
How is it treated?
The most common treatment is eye drops used to lower the pressure inside the eye. In cases where eye drops alone are not enough, laser procedures and surgical options are available. We work with Dr Houman Vosoghi and Dr Anne Coleman when surgical intervention is needed. We have over 20 years of experience treating patients with glaucoma. You can rest assured that your eyes are in good hands.
Glaucoma is a condition that lasts a lifetime. We offer an environment that will make you comfortable returning for care, and we promise to treat you with respect and answer any questions that you may have about your care.