Glaucoma Treatment in Norwood

Glaucoma Treatment in Norwood

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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. Harper's Point - Norwood 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.

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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 Harper's Point - Norwood, 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 Harper's Point - Norwood in Norwood 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 Norwood

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Aetna

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. 15, 2024
Quick and easy very professional
- Feb. 15, 2024
My experience was great very friendly quick service great selection to choose from loving my new ey... e wear thanks Harper's point 🤓
- Jan. 20, 2024
Optometrist and staff were great!
- May. 26, 2023
My first time at this location and I have switched over from Norwood, service was quick, and everyon... e was very courteous!!
- Feb. 02, 2023
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- Jan. 30, 2023
Love coming here! The people are cool and very professional it’s clean and I’m always in and out...
- Jan. 27, 2023
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- Jan. 23, 2023
Best experience- from exam to selection frames to assistance to turnaround to LOVING my new glasses!...
- Dec. 18, 2022
Happy and very satisfied with the professionalism of all the employees
- Nov. 27, 2022
great experience treat you like family recommended to everyone thank yall for my glasses really appr... eciate yall 100/100
- Nov. 18, 2022
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- Nov. 13, 2022
A helpful and courteous staff and caring and informative doctor
- Oct. 28, 2022
The service here is truly amazing. Insurance only paid for exam but they always ensure I get everyth... ing I want. I truly love this place and thinking about doing sunglasses next as they are just that good at what they do.
- Oct. 02, 2022
Such a clean, nice, efficient setting. Staff was awesome everything was quick.
- Sep. 01, 2022
Great service all around. I was comfortable the whole time I was there. Plan on going back to get a ... second pair of glasses definitely.
- Aug. 29, 2022
I would highly recommend Harpers Point in Norwood Ohio because as soon as I appreciated a frame, I w... ent for it, no need for smothering. They offer a rather deliquescence of frames but I kid you not, you should choose this optical office for two reasons. Prices and warranty. Whether the frames are damages or need adjustments, they will correct with warranty for up to a year. I have EyeMed and I chose to rock with the Ray-Bans and with the money I had, they out beat most competitors.
- Aug. 22, 2022
Very friendly staff and they have a neat and comfortable establishment . Services were fast , I wo... uld definitely recommend.
- Jun. 28, 2022
Everyone is really nice & respectful. I like the dr. Too. I just wish they could figure out what's w... rong with my eyes & what to do about it.
- Jun. 09, 2022
I was able to get an appointment for an emergency the same day. I was examined and diagnosed very qu... ickly. I was then set up with an appointment with a specialist. They were very accommodating! Highly recommend!
- May. 29, 2021
Very nice people that shows alot of care towards each client definitely would recommend to my friend... s and family doctors was great and prescribed the perfect prescription for my eyes there's alot of eye clinics out here but I definitely by far would reccomend haper point eyecare associates to anyone I knew in need of eye exam and prescriptions.

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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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