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Eye Gallery

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1900 Preston Rd #265
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-519-0006

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am6:00PM
Tuesday9:00am6:00PM
Wednesday9:00am6:00PM
Thursday9:00am6:00PM
Friday9:00am6:00PM
Saturday9:00am3:00PM
SundayClosedClosed
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Treatments for Glaucoma in Plano

Once you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, it's important to get treatment right away in order to prevent further damage. There are several treatments available, and which ones will be suggested by your Eye Gallery eye doctor will depend on the specifics of your case. Here are some of the top ones:

Elderly woman getting a glaucoma screening.

Medications

These typically come in the form of eye drops. The drops can lower the amount of fluid your eye produces or they can cause the fluid to flow more freely through the drainage ducts. While they are usually effective, they can also cause side-effects like stinging around the eyes, an elevated pulse rate, changes in your energy level, blurred vision, and the growth of eyelashes.

Laser Surgery

There are two main forms of laser surgery, and they are typically performed right in the eye doctor's office or at an associated outpatient clinic.

Trabeculoplasty is used for open-angle glaucoma. It involves adjusting the drainage duct, or "angle," so that it drains better than it had been. Iridotomy is used for closed-angle glaucoma and involves using the laser to create a tiny new hole in the iris. Eye fluid then flows through this hole to reach the drainage angle.

Operating Room Procedures

The trabeculoplasty can also be done in an operating room. In this version, a tiny scalpel is used instead of the laser to create a flap and adjust the eye's drainage angle.

Operating room surgery is also used to place implants and make larger modifications to the eye's drainage system. Typically, a tube is implanted to create drainage and a reservoir is fashioned inside the eye to collect the fluids. The eye's blood vessels then pick up the fluids so that the body can eliminate them through natural processes.

Seeing Your Eye Doctor During or After Treatment

After you have begun treatment for glaucoma, your doctor will usually want to see you once every 3-6 months. This lets him make sure everything is going well and to spot and fix any problems that may have arisen. If you are on medication, it may be adjusted during these visits to optimize effectiveness or reduce side-effects.

Contact Us Today

To get tested for glaucoma or explore your treatment options, make an appointment with us here at Eye Gallery today. We have locations in Plano and Prosper, TX. Contact us today at 972-519-0006.

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Best optometrist I have ever seen! Highly recommend.

- Jessica S. / Plano, TX

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am6:00PM
Tuesday9:00am6:00PM
Wednesday9:00am6:00PM
Thursday9:00am6:00PM
Friday9:00am6:00PM
Saturday9:00am3:00PM
SundayClosedClosed

Meet Our Doctors and Staff

Our team of optometrists and amazing staff in Plano and Prosper provide complete eye care services for the surrounding communities. Read More

  • 214-305-4020
  • 1170 N Preston Rd #120 Prosper, Texas 75078
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