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Glaucoma Disease and Surgery

Glaucoma is one of the most dangerous eye conditions, primarily because it has few noticeable symptoms until significant damage has occurred. Consequently, it is crucial that patients with glaucoma or with glaucoma risk factors undergo regular comprehensive eye exams with an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Nearly all comprehensive ophthalmologists and optometrists can evaluate patients for the signs of glaucoma, and those doctors can typically treat early-stage glaucoma through careful monitoring, regular testing and glaucoma medications. However, when glaucoma conditions become more severe or are uncontrolled, treatment by a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist may be warranted.

Dr. Martin Mizener is a Midwest Eye Care ophthalmologist with fellowship training in glaucoma. You may click on his picture or name for detailed information on him.

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Martin Mizener, MD

Understanding Glaucoma:

  • Due to a buildup of pressure in the eye, glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve which is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain. How does glaucoma affect your vision?
  • There are a number of types of glaucoma, some more acute than others. Learn about the common types of glaucoma and the differences between them.
  • Early detection and treatment of glaucoma are essential to stopping or slowing the disease progression and saving vision. Treatment can include medicated eye drops, pills, laser procedures and minor surgical procedures depending on the type and stage of

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