Hill Vision Services St. Louis blog archives about glaucoma eye disease.

How Much Eye Pressure is Normal?

By |2021-11-18T15:35:29-06:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Glaucoma|

Unfortunately, the answer is not any single number. Glaucoma is a multi-factorial, complex eye disease with specific characteristics such as optic nerve damage and visual field loss. While high eye pressure (known as intraocular pressure or IOP) is usually present, even patients with normal range IOP can develop glaucoma. The best form of protection [...]

MIGS: The Next Generation of Glaucoma Surgery

By |2023-11-07T09:12:48-06:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Glaucoma|

Over the last several years, there’s been a revolution in glaucoma surgery that’s gaining significant popularity. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, commonly referred to as MIGS, can be your next step in the treatment of glaucoma. Often called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is a disease that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve, the [...]

Five Ways Diabetes Can Affect Vision

By |2021-05-19T12:16:11-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology|

Diabetes can significantly affect many body systems, and your eyes are no exception. Spikes and drops in blood sugar, or poorly controlled blood sugar over a span of years can damage your eyes and impair vision—sometimes permanently. Hill Vision Services is dedicated to helping to diagnose and manage diabetes-related vision problems. Severe Blood Sugar Changes [...]

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