Glaucoma Treatment in Beavercreek

Glaucoma Treatment in Beavercreek

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What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness.

It's caused by fluid build-up and increased pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve that progressively worsens your vision. This disease can cause severe, irreversible vision loss if left untreated.

In many cases, appropriate control and treatment can help prevent further damage to the eyes and protect your vision. Beavercreek Vision Center offers several treatments to help address glaucoma. Learn more about the treatments we provide and contact us to schedule an appointment.

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The 2 Main Types of Glaucoma

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  • Open-angle glaucoma: the most common type. It is a lifelong condition that accounts for at least 90% of all glaucoma cases.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma: a rare form of the disease which requires immediate medical attention. It occurs when the angle is closed in many or most areas between the iris and cornea, which reduces fluid drainage and increases eye pressure.

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Glaucoma: The Sneaky Thief of Sight

There is a reason glaucoma is called “the sneaky thief of sight”--half the people with glaucoma don’t even know they have it! Meaning, they may not have symptoms in the early stages.

At Beavercreek Vision Center, we diagnose and help preserve your vision with cutting-edge glaucoma treatments that can slow the progression of the disease.

If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed with glaucoma, contact us today.

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What are the Signs of Glaucoma?

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As mentioned earlier, glaucoma usually shows no symptoms in its early stages. When signs do manifest, it's usually loss of tunnel vision or peripheral vision. Unfortunately, by the time vision loss has occurred, it cannot be reversed.

That said, the less common angle-closure glaucoma does show a sudden onset of symptoms, including:

  • Extreme eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek prompt diagnosis and treatment by contacting Beavercreek Vision Center in Beavercreek or visiting your nearest emergency room.


Who's at Risk for Glaucoma?

  • Age 40 +

    The prevalence of glaucoma increases with age, with most glaucoma patients aged 40 and up. That said, there is a much rarer form of this disease (congenital glaucoma) that affects infants.

  • Family History & Ethnicity

    Your risk for developing glaucoma is higher if you have a family history of the disease. Those of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American, and Indigenous Canadian descent have a higher risk of developing this disease.

  • Other Conditions

    High myopia, hypertension and diabetes can increase the risk of developing glaucoma.

  • Eye Injury or Trauma

    An eye injury, trauma or eye surgery can increase the likelihood of developing glaucoma.


Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Beavercreek

Our optometry practice in Beavercreek

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife

Common Glaucoma Treatments

There is currently no cure for glaucoma. However, several treatments are available to prevent the progression of this sight-robbing condition. With the right care, you have a higher chance of managing your glaucoma and preserving your vision.

Common treatments include:

Eye Drops

Your optometrist will prescribe eye drops to help regulate pressure inside the eye by decreasing fluid production and/or improving drainage.

Laser Surgery

If eye drops aren’t doing enough to reduce intraocular pressure or intraocular temperature in open-angle glaucoma, laser surgery may be an option. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) opens up the drainage system in the eye to reduce pressure.

SLT is successful in 80% of cases and can reduce eye pressure by 20%.

Other Surgeries

If a laser procedure or eye drops do not lower eye pressure to the desired level, your eye doctor may recommend one of the following surgeries:

  • Incision Surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implants
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 23, 2024
Great eye doctor. Very caring and thorough. He didn’t push things not really needed!
- Feb. 22, 2024
My eye exam was thorough. The staff is friendly.I did not have to wait when I arrived at my appointm... ent.
- Feb. 13, 2024
Very professional. Easy to schedule, staff was polite and explained in detail. Front office was help... ful. Dr. Jones was considerate and my vision test went well. She answered my questions.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Wonderful staff. Dr. Tran is thorough and thoughtful during his exams. Look for to my yearly exam ev... ery year.
- Jan. 01, 2024
Always great service, and very thorough.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Loved the place.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Five stars for the staff! They are welcoming, personal, and attentive - but most of all patient! Lik... e many people these days, I struggle with decision fatigue so I take forever when choosing frames and I didn't feel rushed or shamed for how long I was taking or for asking for advice on how they looked. They gave me genuine opinions on them rather than saying they all looked good to get me to choose one. I think maybe they need more fashionable frame options in affordable price ranges so that customers do not feel they need to go elsewhere to get frames they really like. It may just be me as I am picky and have specific preferences.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend. Also, thanks to Betty for helping my daughter repla... ce her broken frames right before closing time so she could have them in time for a school concert.
- Dec. 07, 2023
The staff and eye doctor was very welcoming and respectful to my grandson,who has autism. Made him v... ery comfortable
- Dec. 06, 2023
Excellent work and have reasonable prices. Good selection of frames especially the ones with nose b... ridges.
- Dec. 01, 2023
The last behind the desk, I believe her name is Penny, she was so amazing and so sweet. Probably the... nicest person I have ever made contact with in a professional setting. She literally brightened my daughter's and my day with her wonderful energy, making us also feel so welcome. The guy begging the counter was so amazing too! He spoke with the doctor for my daughter and was able to get her in the next day because she was having pain in her eye, which turned out to be a scratch. The doctor was also so nice and so sweet. She made my daughter feel so comfortable, especially since she was super nervous. I absolutely loved this place and all their staff. This is definitely where my entire family will be coming from here on out! Thank you so much! I highly highly recommend this place for all of your families eye care needs!
- Nov. 29, 2023
I had my very first visit here on 11/28 for a basic eye exam. The staff are very friendly and I rece... ived a warm welcome. Dr. Jones was very pleasant, took her time with me and explained things thoroughly and in a way I could understand. Very happy with this establishment and will return for future visits.
- Nov. 27, 2023
This is the best place to go in the dayton area. Penny greets you at the front desk and has a cheerf... ul smile. The Dr's. are extremely helpful and take the time with there patients. Lisa was so very kind, sweet hearted. She helped myself and my four year old to pick out glasses and get them ordered. Betty was helpful when we picked up our glasses and took the time we needed with my daughter, we greatly appreciate all the staff and the hard work they do each and every day.
- Nov. 20, 2023
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
- Nov. 17, 2023
I had the best experience! All of the office staff were excellent. They made me feel welcome and at ... home. The man at the front desk is very helpful. The assistant who took the pictures of my eyes is very nice and has a lot of patience. The doc is very efficient and nice. I can't say enough good things about the ladies assisting with the glasses and check out. They are awesome!
- Oct. 24, 2023
Great job!
- Oct. 23, 2023
Friendly, professional and affordable
- Oct. 22, 2023
They helped me update my reading and far away glasses and Dr. Tran was very thorough in explaining ... the state of my vision. Penny was very helpful, and everyone was kind.
- Oct. 10, 2023
My eye was really irritated plus I needed an eye exam and they were able to get me in on the same da... y. My kids and I have been seeing Dr. Jones for three years now. My husband sees one of the other doctors, so overall we’re really pleased with this office.
- Sep. 16, 2023
Great experience! Amazing and accommodating staff. Dr. Tran is the best!

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Glaucoma Testing Treatment FAQs

How does an eye doctor diagnose glaucoma?

Since glaucoma has no side effects early on, it is essential for people with a family history of risk factors for glaucoma to get tested. The following tests diagnose glaucoma:

  • Tonometry: measures the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (dilated eye exam): examines the shape and color of the optic nerve
  • Perimetry: measures your field of vision
  • Gonioscopy: checks the angle where the iris meets the cornea
  • Pachymetry: determines the thickness of the cornea to better evaluate eye pressure.
What foods should you avoid if you have glaucoma?

The following are the foods every glaucoma patient should consider avoiding immediately. It should help keep your optic nerve healthy and minimize eye pressure.

  • Caffeine - certain studies show that caffeine contributes to increased intraocular pressure.
  • Saturated fats - a diet high in saturated fats can lead to weight gain, which not only increases intraocular pressure but also cholesterol levels.
  • Trans fats - try to limit your consumption of trans fats because they can also raise cholesterol levels
  • Salt - make sure to consume salt sparingly, as increased blood pressure can indirectly lead to intraocular pressure.
What percentage of glaucoma patients go blind?

About 60% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma will eventually lose some vision.

However, the rate of legal blindness among glaucoma patients is 5%. Getting effective treatment early on will greatly increase your ability to preserve and maximize your vision.


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Don’t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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