Glaucoma in Carmel

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Detecting & Managing Glaucoma for Our Patients

An eye exam from Eyes on Main focuses not only on setting your vision straight but also on the health of your eyes. We recommend annual exams for children, adults and seniors, and patients with diabetes to keep ahead of any eye diseases.

Glaucoma catches many patients off-guard because of its gradual effects. In the year 2010, 1.9% of Americans 40 and over were affected by the most common type of glaucoma

Glaucoma is often associated with elevated eye pressure. But sometimes glaucoma can still occur when the eye’s pressure is normal. While there’s no known cure for glaucoma yet, eye doctors work quickly to save your sight in the event of a diagnosis.

Types of Glaucoma

There are several subtypes of glaucoma. While the effects of gradual vision loss are mostly similar, the root causes vary.

Open-angle glaucoma accounts for 90% of glaucoma cases. The drainage canals’ meshwork responsible for letting the fluid in your eye’s main chamber, the aqueous chamber, can develop blockages resulting in elevated intraocular pressure (IOP).

The drainage canals remain open, meaning the pressure build-up is relatively slow. However, this pressure can cause tissue separation affecting the optic nerve. Early detection, medication, and possible surgical intervention is the key to preserving your sight.

With angle-closure glaucoma, the drainage canals are not only blocking meshwork, but they’re unnaturally blocked by a closed angle between the iris and cornea. Pressure builds quickly, resulting in a medical emergency.

If suggested by your eye doctor, timely surgical intervention is essential to preventing vision loss. Please contact us immediately if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Severe headache
  • Eye pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Eye redness

Normal-tension glaucoma is quite rare, and the underlying causes aren’t entirely understood. Patients with normal-tension glaucoma have normal IOP but still experience optic nerve damage consistent with other types of glaucoma.

Managing Glaucoma

A comprehensive eye exam is the only way to diagnose glaucoma. Keep up with your annual eye exams, and we’ll refer you to our most trusted ophthalmologists for surgery if we detect signs of glaucoma.

Let’s keep your eyes healthy and your vision complete by booking your appointment today!

Where We’re Located

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Find us on the corner of East Main Street and South Rangeline Road.

Where to Park?

Find free parking in the lot across the street or behind the building.

Address

19 E Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 AM6 PM
Wednesday
12 PM8 PM
Thursday
10 AM6 PM
Friday
10 AM6 PM
Saturday
10 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed
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