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Glaucoma Surgery

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At Hill Vision Services, we offer sight-saving glaucoma care for the St. Louis area. By using the most advanced technological methods, our ophthalmologists are able to detect, prevent, monitor, and effectively treat glaucoma.

The best form of protection is prevention, so schedule your eye exam today to see if you are one of the millions of patients with glaucoma.

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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is an eye disease that slowly and often unknowingly steals an individual’s ability to see over time. It is associated with a dangerous buildup of internal eye pressure, which can damage the eye’s optic nerve, hindering the pathway of visual information from the eye to the brain.

Often called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma may produce no symptoms until the disease progresses and causes irreparable harm. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, an estimated 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but even more troubling, only half of that number know that they have it. The only way to diagnose glaucoma early on and to prevent it from worsening is to have an eye exam.

When you schedule a routine eye exam with Hill Vision Services, we check your intraocular pressure (IOP) to determine if fluid is not draining properly. A complete and thorough examination will allow for diagnosis of glaucoma or to rule out any other problems.

Once diagnosed, subsequent treatment of glaucoma is aimed at trying to lower the eye pressure and could include medicated drops, laser procedures, glaucoma surgery, or a combination of these treatments.

Don’t let glaucoma steal your sight—contact us today to schedule your eye exam!

Glaucoma Surgery and Treatment

Glaucoma Surgery

Medicated eye drops aimed at lowering IOP are usually the first line of defense for controlling glaucoma. However, if medication does not alleviate the internal pressure, then other surgical options may be explored.

Surgery can be an effective way at treating glaucoma and preventing further vision loss. In addition to glaucoma surgery, the doctors at Hill Vision Services can combine this surgical procedure with one to treat cataracts as well. This can be beneficial and convenient for a variety of older adults suffering from both conditions. You can learn more about the iStent® by clicking on this link:

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This surgery will help lower the eye pressure while simultaneously reducing the number of prescription drops that patients must use to control glaucoma. In some cases, surgery can even eliminate the need for drops altogether.

If you are undergoing surgery to treat cataracts, talk to your glaucoma doctor about options to help alleviate internal eye pressure during the procedure.

Contact Our Doctors!

Dr. Gregory Hill and the team at Hill Vision Services are highly skilled in the management of glaucoma and have successfully provided care for this condition for many years.

Our goal is to help you achieve the best vision and comfort possible no matter your age. With 3 convenient locations in Creve Coeur, Lake St Louis, and Glen Carbon, we are able to provide professional eye care in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Schedule an eye exam today to stop glaucoma in its tracks! Contact us now!