A glaucoma diagnosis is not the end of the world. With early detection and treatment, vision loss can be slowed and even stopped. However, it is up to you to make the most of your glaucoma treatment. But how?
- Work with your Doctor: The best way to make the most of your glaucoma treatment is to first understand your condition and treatment options. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Your eye doctor will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. There are several types of glaucoma and more than a few treatment options. What type of glaucoma do you have and what treatment has your doctor prescribed. Finally, stay in touch with your eye doctor and notify him/her of any changes in your health.
- Friends and Family: One of the most overlooked aspects of your glaucoma treatment is your friends and family, your support system. Glaucoma can be difficult to deal with. It is important to have a good support system to help you deal with your diagnosis and ensure you stick to your glaucoma treatment regimen.
- Glaucoma Medication: Make sure you take your medication as prescribed. If you need to, do not hesitate to ask your eye doctor for written instructions. Also, be sure to inform your doctor of any other medications you are on. And again, don’t be afraid to ask questions: How will I know if my treatment is working? How long will the treatment last? How often will I need checkups?
With our current treatment options – and especially with good careful follow-up – it is unusual to lose vision from glaucoma. With today’s modern treatment, glaucoma does not have to be a scary, sight threatening disorder.
Anne Arundel Eye Center: Your Annapolis Eye Doctor, specializing in Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
At the Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC), a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Samuel Boles and his staff have helped preserve thousands of patients’ vision. Dr. Boles and the caring and knowledgeable professionals at AAEC are also passionate about educating patients and their families regarding their glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.
Anne Arundel Eyes Center’s state-of-the-art treatment center is dedicated to making the best eye care accessible to everyone.
To learn more about the Glaucoma Treatment, please contact board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, consultative optometrists Dr. Nathan Frank and Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists at Anne Arundel Eye Center by calling 410-224-2010 or click here to visit AnneArundelEyeCenter.com. Staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals, our state-of-the-art treatment center is dedicated to making the best eye care accessible to everyone.
For more eye care advice and information, please take a look at our previous blog posts.
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