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Care & Treatment of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a slow, progressive and asymptomatic disease of the eye. It is painless and vision loss is not noticed until the disease is already advanced. It is the second-leading cause of blindness (after diabetes) for Caucasians and the leading cause of blindness for African-Americans in the United States.

Glaucoma is caused by irregular eye pressure. Dr. Christopher Zieker and Mr. Steven Clark measure eye pressure to determine whether or not you have vision-threatening glaucoma. Since elevated eye pressure isn’t something you can feel or detect on your own, it is important to visit an ophthalmology practice like ZIEKEREYE regularly to get evaluated, particularly if you have any risk factors that may lead to developing glaucoma.

How we treat glaucoma

Our team at ZIEKEREYE generally treats glaucoma with eyedrops you can administer on your own. As long as the elevated eye pressure is detected in time, blindness from glaucoma may be prevented.

Everyone should be screened on a regular basis for this disease to ensure it is caught as early as possible and to facilitate treatment. In addition to screening for glaucoma, a retinal screening by our team can provide insight into your vascular health, catching signs of damage that otherwise could go undetected.

Trust ZIEKEREYE Ophthalmology for all your eye care needs. Call us at 518.450.1080 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation.

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