Glaucoma Treatment in Pearland

Glaucoma Treatment in Pearland

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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. Pearland Professional Vision 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.

Getting routine eye exams is crucial, as they can check for any eye diseases that may be lurking under the surface to prevent any problems from arising by catching them early on.

At Pearland Professional Vision, 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 Pearland Professional Vision in Pearland 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 Pearland

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Superior Vision
  • Spectera
  • AlwaysCare
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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 IOT 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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- Apr. 28, 2022
Very friendly, clean and professional environment. In and out in less than an hour.
- Apr. 28, 2022
I have been going to this practice for several years and it’s because of Dr. Amie Gisbert. I can... t say enough good things about Dr.Amie and the great staff at Pearland Professional Vision. If you are looking for excellent medical care for any problems with your eyesight, do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Amie Gisbert.
- Apr. 27, 2022
Dr Amie is so patient and knowledgeable. She is very thorough and an overall nice person. The staff ... is great. The wait time is short. I recommend anyone to Pearland Professional Vision.
- Apr. 23, 2022
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
- Apr. 19, 2022
I will always recommend Pearland Professional Vision to everyone! Dr. Amie Gisbert is absolutely ama... zing, and I haven’t gone to any other optometrist in the past 10ish years.
- Apr. 14, 2022
Life saver! Amie is amazing I had a piece of me metal in my eye is amazing she was fast and very gen... tle she had removed the metal within 5 minutes of being in her office. She was very informable and an absolute sweetheart. Thank yall very much saved my day!
- Mar. 31, 2022
Love going here, get excited every time I have an eye appointment scheduled. 10/10
- Mar. 21, 2022
Dr. Amie was my eye doctor when I had blue cross blue shield. When I got pregnant I knew I was going... to go see her no matter the cost because I needed glasses because my son broke them and I knew I was going to need them once my baby came. Dr. Amie had told me to see a specialist when I had blue cross because there was something on my retina and she wanted the retina specialist to watch it and decide what he wanted to do. I got scared and neglected the situation bc my insurance was going to finish anways. Fast forward to May 2021, Dr. Amie said I had a retinal detachment and needed to go to er immediately she sent me to Ben Taub because of my insurance situation. She gave me her personal number in case anything happened and they wouldn't see me even though her family was going on VACATION! She has always been so nice and knowledgeable and had I not gone to see her I probably would have lost my vision permenatly in my left eye. I am so grateful for her and her staff,she saved my eyes. 💜
- Mar. 19, 2022
Only place I would ever go! I am a lifer!
- Mar. 17, 2022
Professional staff and doctor. Dr. Gisbert was wonderful. She's very knowledgeable and personable. S... he patiently listened and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend her services.
- Mar. 15, 2022
Extremely satisfied for our family
- Feb. 28, 2022
Dr. Amie Gisbert is amazing! She is thorough, knowledgeable, and such a genuine and friendly person!... ! I highly recommend this eye center!! ♥️
- Feb. 26, 2022
Dr Gisbert is amazing and super personable! Highly recommend for any age. Thank you Dr Gisbert and T... eam!
- Feb. 23, 2022
Dr. Amie is always so smooth with my eye exams. She’s the sweetest and really knows what she is do... ing. She treats you as her friend not really a patient. Thank you Dr. Amie for being so attentive and caring.
- Feb. 05, 2022
Went to this business while living in Houston. Had great service. Have since moved to Dallas and sta... rted using an eye doctor there. No happy with them. Started scheduling a road trip to Houston for eye exams, worth the trip!
- Feb. 03, 2022
If you ever are looking for an eye doctor, Dr. Gisbert is who you should turn to. Her and her staff ... our so professional and so caring!!
- Feb. 02, 2022
Dr. Gisbert and her staff are kind and welcoming. They make you feel heard and do everything they ca... n to help you. I highly recommend Pearland Professional Vision.
- Jan. 27, 2022
Dr. Aime Gisbert is the best! She is super kind and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait long ei... ther! I seriously wouldn’t even think about going somewhere else.
- Jan. 20, 2022
Very professional staff and a awesome doc!!
- Jan. 10, 2022
My wife experience was amazing! The doctor was extremely nice with her and the discomfort she had wi... th her eye. We are definitely changing doctors and we are going to stay with her for our eye exams. 10/10 ⭐️s

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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 as 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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