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Protect & maintain your vision with leading-edge care from a glaucoma specialist

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., accounting for approximately 12% of new cases of blindness each year. This eye disease affects about 3% of all Americans over the age of 65, and over half of those with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Glaucoma develops gradually, usually over several years, causing no pain and presenting only subtle symptoms that worsen over time. These symptoms include blurred vision and loss of peripheral (side) vision and inability to adjust your eyes to darkened rooms.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which delivers images to the brain. Excessive fluid buildup inside the eye creates overpressure that harms the optic nerve. Although glaucoma can damage your eyesight, early diagnosis and treatment helps to minimize the vision loss and maintain your vision.

Trust complete, high-tech care from area leaders

At Eye Care Professionals, our ophthalmologist, Dr. Matthew Mills uses today’s most advanced diagnostics to detect glaucoma at its earliest stages. If you are diagnosed as having glaucoma, we will recommend treatment based on your individual needs. And as area leaders in glaucoma care, including glaucoma laser surgery, we offer the complete range of state-of-the-art treatment options, including:

  • Medical management – Eyedrops, medication or ointments can help reduce intraocular pressure.
  • Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP) – We can use light energy to alter the rate of fluid production in the eye. We introduced this procedure in Reno.
  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) – Using laser energy, we modify the eye’s draining apparatus to increase fluid outflow. We were among the first to perform the SLT procedure in Reno.
  • Transciliary filtration (TCF) – We use a plasma blade to create a micropore to drain fluid. We introduced this short, high-tech procedure to Reno.
  • Glaucoma surgery – For more complicated or advanced glaucoma, we perform trabeculectomy to increase fluid drainage.

Protect your eyesight from tehe "silent thief" of vision. Trust advanced methods, vast experience and a tradition of excellent results. Call Eye Care Professionals today.

Our glaucoma patients come to us from Carson City, Fernley, Fallon, Incline Village and Reno in Washoe County, NV. To schedule an appointment with a glaucoma specialist, please call our office at (775) 322-1000 or use our online Request an Appointment form. For additional information on any condition, treatment or procedure, please visit our Optical Library.