Glaucoma Treatment in Lakewood Hills

Glaucoma Treatment in Lakewood Hills

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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. Dallas Eyeworks 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.

Preserve Your Vision For Longer

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 Dallas Eyeworks, 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 Dallas Eyeworks in Lakewood Hills 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.


Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Lakewood Hills

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife
  • Metlife Vision

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
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- Feb. 25, 2024
Whether we're spotting and removing animal waste, poison ivy, paper/plastic litter or organizing the... hundreds of stops our park rangers make each week at homes, businesses and parks across the city, crystal clear vision is a requisite for success at Sgt. Poopers. That's exactly what we get from Dr. Clint Meyer and his fantastic upbeat team at Dallas Eyeworks. As far as we are concerned, they provide the best eye care in Dallas.
- Feb. 22, 2024
I always get my eye exam and glasses here. Service is top notch and the doctors are very knowledgeab... le and share the knowledge with you.
- Feb. 22, 2024
I have been seeing Dr. Meyer for at least 12 years now. I have strayed a couple of times getting ey... e exams at other docs but ultimately have to bring that prescription to him to "correct" because they were very off. He knows eyes well including eye care. I would highly recommend him and have tried most of the other docs in the area over the years when my schedule wouldn't allow for waiting, and ultimately regretted those decisions. I won't look anywhere else again, and if he's booked, I'll allow the time to wait because he's THAT good. He's an incredible doctor, but also a good person. Would highly recommend.
- Feb. 06, 2024
This place was so warm, the people were very smart, the passion started in the front and continued w... ith the Dr Meyer.. I truly have chosen a winner.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Thorough exam that produced right prescription. Nice folks. Good selection.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Dallas Eye Works is a fantastic eye care clinic in Dallas. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and... friendly, which immediately puts you at ease as soon as you walk through the door. Doc Clint Meyer is highly skilled and take the time to explain everything thoroughly, making sure you understand your eye health and any necessary treatments. The clinic itself is modern and clean, with state-of-the-art equipment. It's evident that they invest in the latest technology to provide the best care possible. The waiting area is comfortable and inviting, with plenty of seating and magazines to keep you entertained. Scheduling appointments is a breeze, and they have convenient hours to accommodate different schedules. I appreciate that they respect your time by minimizing wait times and seeing patients promptly. One of the standout qualities of Dallas Eye Works is their commitment to personalized care. They go above and beyond to address your specific needs and concerns, making you feel like a valued patient. Whether you need a routine eye exam, contact lens fitting, or treatment for a specific eye condition, you can trust that you'll receive top-notch care. Overall, I highly recommend Dallas Eye Works. From the friendly staff to the exceptional care, they consistently deliver excellent service. If you're in need of eye care in Dallas, look no further than Dallas Eye Works.
- Jan. 19, 2024
This is my go to eye doctor. Emily Wang is the best!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Dr Meyer & the whole staff are great
- Dec. 29, 2023
Great staff and very knowledgeable providers! They also have many different stylish options for glas... ses. Highly recommend!
- Dec. 02, 2023
I've been a a patient for 15 years. Doctor Meyer's expertise and cutting edge visual equipment alway... s make me comfortable and happy with both my experience and the confidence in his prescription and diagnoses.
- Nov. 19, 2023
Best eye doctor in Dallas!
- Nov. 05, 2023
I showed up on the wrong date, and the staff worked me in anyway. Clearly I really needed glasses!... I had never been to an eye doctor before, and I was a little unnerved to say the least. Dr. Meyer and his team were fantastic, had a great bedside manner, and had the most modern technology to make the experience as painless as possible! Thank you!
- Nov. 01, 2023
This was a great place to get my eyes tested and new glasses for the first time in years. Very frien... dly and efficient staff.
- Oct. 03, 2023
The entire staff at Dallas Eyeworks are amazing. Always kind, considerate, explain everything. Dr ... Meyer is the best
- Oct. 02, 2023
First off let me say they were one of the most transparent medical professionals I have seen in all ... of Dallas. They checked my insurance to make sure they took it before my visit, gave me a quote of the cost of my visit, and told me exactly what was covered. Dr. Meyer was straight forward and very thorough in his explanations of my eye needs. They even explained some of my insurance benefits for eye glasses and contacts. I highly recommend them.
- Sep. 07, 2023
I have been a patient of Dr. Meyers for several years. The team at Dallas Eyeworks is very knowledge... able, professional and courteous. If you need help with choosing new frames and lens, I would recommend asking for Sam. She does a tremendous job helping patients pick the right frames and lens!
- Sep. 03, 2023
Dr. Meyers is always very personable and thorough. He and the friendly staff explain everything in d... etail throughout the visit to set you at ease.
- Aug. 31, 2023
The office and the staff are very nice. Dr. Meyer was very personable and clearly explained everythi... ng as well as giving me a couple of new options for my dry eyes and the possibility of being successful with wearing contacts!
- Aug. 31, 2023
They are excellent in every way!
- Aug. 10, 2023
I love this place!!! Dr. Myers is patient, thorough, and extremely knowledgable with a down-to-earth... approachability that makes understanding simple. The staff is top-notch, courteous and my personal favorite, punctual! As an Art Director, my eyes are my lively hood. I'm fortunate to have found an eye care provider with expertise I completely trust and a personality I completely admire.

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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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Don’t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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