Can I Get Glaucoma Surgery if I Have Cataracts?
Do you have cataracts? Are they making it difficult to see the world around you? When cataracts are severe, many people choose to have cataract surgery and regain their clear vision! If you have glaucoma, you may be wondering if you can undergo cataract surgery. Keep reading for some insight into treatment options and if […]
Are You At Risk For Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a frightening group of disorders that occur in the eye. When left untreated, they can eventually lead to total blindness. What makes glaucoma so scary is that vision loss from it is permanent. It’s almost impossible to detect without outside help from an eye care professional. In most cases, this occurs after vision […]
What Do You Need To Know About Glaucoma?
Glaucoma affects 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and over. While this eye condition is often associated with age, glaucoma can develop earlier. In fact, it can start developing in someone’s forties. Glaucoma has few noticeable symptoms and is often diagnosed once vision loss occurs. Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease. Untreated glaucoma will result in […]
A Clearer Picture of Cataract Surgery: Why Lasik Might not be the Answer
When your vision is less than perfect, it’s easy to jump at a popular treatment, expecting it to be the one for you. Lasik, for example, is the most commonly performed vision correction surgery. It is a highly effective procedure, but for people over age 50 with vision issues it might be worth talking to […]
Family History: How Getting to Know Your Ancestry can Save Your Eyes
Your great-grandmother’s dining room table, your uncle’s old fishing gear, your grandpa’s fried chicken recipe; we inherit a lot of great things from our families. Be aware, though, not everything you inherit from your family is positive. Genetic risk factors are a big part of what your doctor checks for during a regular eye exam, […]
Introducing iStent® – Our Newest Treatment for Glaucoma
Takle Eye Group is proud to present our newest procedure for patients who have cataracts and are also managing glaucoma. iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass is the first microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device to safely reduce pressure in the eye by creating a permanent opening in the drainage network around the eye (called the trabecular meshwork). The […]
Under Pressure – What is Glaucoma?
Your eyes are under a lot of pressure. The front of the eye constantly produces a fluid called aqueous humor. Small amounts of aqueous humor accumulate or drain off, helping the eye maintain optimal pressure. Blockage can occur, though, and insufficient drainage can lead to high pressure in the eye and possible damage to the […]