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GLAUCOMA CARE & TREATMENT

  • Follow Your Doctor’s Treatment Plan

    Be sure you understand the directions. Be honest with your doctor if you have forgotten to take your drops or if you are unable to afford them. Communicate any concerns or fears you may have. Your eye doctor is your partner in treating your glaucoma. As time goes by, make it a point to discuss your treatment plan with him or her to determine whether any changes might be required in order to further reduce your IOP or to reduce unwanted side effects. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and report any new medications. Eye drops are real medicine and can interact with other drugs. Tell any other doctors you may see for non eye-related health problems that you are taking medication for glaucoma, too.

  • Be Informed

    Make sure you understand what kind of glaucoma you have. Read brochures and websites about glaucoma and consider joining a local glaucoma support group.

  • Practice a Healthy Lifestyle

    Take walks and exercise regularly. Eat healthy foods. Your overall health is just as important as taking care of your eyes. Making healthy choices, seeing your eye doctor for check ups and following your recommended course of treatment will help you to continue to live your life fully.

  • Let Your Family Know

    Not only can family be supportive but they should know to have their eyes checked regularly by an eye care professional — relatives of people with glaucoma are known to be at higher risk for the disease

PATIENT REGISTRATION

If you are planning a visit, complete our online patient registration form and have the names of medications you are taking handy before you begin. Also any family history including dates, illness, and relationship.

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