Make sure you know all your glaucoma treatment options.
Glaucoma is a group of related diseases that damage the optic nerve and can result in decreased vision and possible blindness. Glaucoma is commonly called “the silent or sneak thief of sight” due to having no symptoms in its early stages and because it can lead to blindness if left untreated. According to the National Eye Institute, nearly 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older have the most common form of glaucoma (open-angle glaucoma), and almost half of these people are not even aware they have the disease.
Glaucoma is usually diagnosed in a comprehensive eye exam. So the best defense against glaucoma is to make sure you have annual eye examinations by one of our ophthalmologists or optometrists. With early detection and treatment, however, eyes can be protected against serious loss of vision or blindness.
At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, we understand that having the best vision possible is important to living your life to the fullest. With the latest glaucoma technology and treatments and decades of research and clinical experience, you can trust your vision to our glaucoma physicians.
If you reside in the Albany, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Schodack, and Troy areas of the Capital Region, it’s time to talk to our experienced glaucoma specialists at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. Call today for an appointment.
Our Physicians who Treat Glaucoma
Dr. Nalini A. Madiwale of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. She is specially trained and educated on the latest treatment options for glaucoma and focuses on surgical glaucoma procedures. Dr. Madiwale along with Dr. Helen A. Davis, Dr. James Tammaro, and Dr. Andrew D. Krouner, all experienced comprehensive ophthalmologists with a special interest in glaucoma, work with glaucoma patients to determine their individualized course of treatment according to their particular needs. Together, they have the glaucoma experience and expertise to offer a full suite of surgical treatment options, including laser treatments, stent and tube shunt implantation, trabeculectomy and canaloplasty.
If you have a family history of glaucoma, have risk factors for glaucoma (such as near-sightedness, diabetes, or of African American or Latino descent), or have been informed you may have glaucoma, it is important to schedule an appointment. The sooner we can diagnose and treat glaucoma, the better the outcome. Your vision is too important; give us a call today.
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