Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and is estimated to affect more than three million Americans. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes the pressure inside of the eye to increase which damages the optic nerve. There are several stages of glaucoma which is why early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preserving eyesight.
McFarland Eye Care in Pine Bluff is staffed with doctors who are experienced and well qualified to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Our eye clinic is located at 3805 West 28th Avenue. Diagnosis starts with a dilated eye exam. Many patients are actually unaware they have glaucoma. There are usually no noticeable symptoms in the early stages and vision lost to glaucoma cannot be regained. If you are over age 60, African American, diabetic or have a family history of glaucoma, you are at a higher risk.
If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, our team will be with you every step of the way. Our doctors will work with you to determine your best treatment option. Treatment may be as simple as prescription eye drops. However, we also offer outpatient glaucoma surgery at our Physicians Day Surgery Center in Pine Bluff for treatments such as an SLT Laser, ECP (Endoscopic Photocoagulation) and stents.
If you would like more information about glaucoma, you can read about it here. Remember, vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored. That is why a routine eye exam is so important.
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