Dr. Sam Boles, an Annapolis eye doctor, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of glaucoma.
Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world? Did you also know that there are numerous different forms of glaucoma? What many people do not realize is that glaucoma is a term used to describe several different conditions. Over the past several weeks, we have taken a closer look at several unique forms of glaucoma, including Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Angle Closure Glaucoma, Normal Tension Glaucoma, Congenital Glaucoma, Secondary Glaucoma, and Exfoliative Glaucoma. This week, we are going to examine Neovascular Glaucoma.
About Neovascular Glaucoma
Neovascular Glaucoma is a rare type of glaucoma that never occurs on its own, making it a form of Secondary Glaucoma. Most often associated with diabetes, and also retinal vascular occlusion, Neovascular Glaucoma is caused by the abnormal formation of new blood vessels on the iris and the trabecular meshwork, the eye’s drainage channels. This prevents the eye’s fluid from exiting the eye, causing an increase in eye pressure.
Neovascular Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis
This type of glaucoma is very difficult to treat, but not impossible. One option is laser surgery to reduce abnormal blood vessels. Another option is the use of drainage implants. Your eye doctor – optometrist or ophthalmologist – will explain your options and help you make a well-informed decision. Treatment will often involve a combination of multiple treatment options.
Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles of the Anne Arundel Eye Center in Annapolis, Maryland, will diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for treatment and future glaucoma management. Dr. Boles specializes in the treatment of both glaucoma and cataracts and has helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision.
If you have any questions about Neovascular Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Dr. Boles, Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
For more eye care advice and information, please take a look at our previous blog posts.
Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma Research Foundation
Rare Forms of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Research Foundation
Diabetes and your Eyesight, Glaucoma Research Foundation