Glaucoma Treatment in Mesa

Glaucoma Treatment in Mesa

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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. Oasis 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.

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 Oasis 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 Oasis Vision Center in Mesa 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.


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

Preserve Your Vision For Longer

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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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- May. 24, 2024
Been using Oasis Vision Center for at least 15 years now. Every visit has been pleasant and Dr. Pipe... r really knows she stuff.
- May. 01, 2024
I am constantly impressed with this office. The optometrists are amazing and the staff is beyond pro... fessional. Neil was able to set me up with a new pair of glasses as well as contact set. He went above and beyond! He made sure that my glasses fit perfectly and searched for the best deals that the office had. He made me feel valued as a customer. I will definitely be back. I highly recommend this vision center!
- Apr. 12, 2024
If you need eye Care, this is where you should go, they are the best!
- Mar. 15, 2024
If you're ever in need of an eye doctor I highly recommend Dr. Doreen Ng at the Oasis Vision Center ... at 4838 Baseline Mesa AZ. The office staff are friendly, welcoming, efficient and professional. Dr. Ng has a fantastic bedside manner, thorough in her explanations, warm and inviting, and provided ideas on how to prevent the problem in the future. I was so impressed with my entire visit that I want people to know where to go when you need eye care.
- Mar. 01, 2024
This was my first visit to this location. The staff was attentive and welcoming. Dr. Ng was very per... sonable and asked a lot of questions relating to my past eye history. I would highly recommend.
- Feb. 24, 2024
Love this office! Dr. Siegel is one of the friendliest doctors I’ve come across and the staff is w... elcoming and friendly.
- Feb. 21, 2024
Great staff great experience helping me get the glasses I needed appreciate it
- Feb. 08, 2024
Very Efficient office, great communication on the status of my eye health
- Feb. 08, 2024
Friendly, professional service
- Feb. 02, 2024
A wonderful place to receive care❤️
- Feb. 02, 2024
Awesome staff and service!
- Jan. 05, 2024
This is a great team! Efficient and caring.
- Jan. 05, 2024
Dr.Ng took care of my kids and myself. She was very thorough and great with kids.
- Jan. 03, 2024
Great Doctors and staff!
- Dec. 24, 2023
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- Dec. 08, 2023
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- Nov. 17, 2023
Great! Highly recommend.
- Sep. 06, 2023
Dr. Pieper and her staff are friendly, professional and overall amazing. I recommend them 100%.
- Sep. 04, 2023
I SAW PEOPLE LOVE THIS LOCATION AND HAD TO SEE FOR MYSELF! I found: Attentive, professional, and pro... mpt staff. The office is clean and the doctor listens to you ramble on!! Lol. I recommend this location. PS- my contacts and glasses arrived within 2-3 days from each other. I waited about a week to get my stuff. 🥹 Other locations COULD NEVER! [For anyone saying this is a terrible location you are HATEFUL AND A KAREN/KEVIN. Move on.]
- Sep. 04, 2023
I moved to the east valley and needed to find a new eye care center. Oasis staff and Dr Pieper were ... friendly, efficient and went beyond my expectations. I’m so happy to have found them and been made to feel so comfortable.

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Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Mesa

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With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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