Glaucoma Testing & Management in South Surrey

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Protect Your Vision From Glaucoma

Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight” because of its ability to develop asymptomatically for years. By the time you’ve noticed symptoms, your sight may be permanently damaged.

To help preserve your vision from glaucoma, we offer glaucoma screenings at every comprehensive eye exam. All you have to do is book your appointment, and we can help with the rest!

Defining Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that generally occurs when your intraocular pressure (IOP) rises due to fluids building up inside your eye. However, glaucoma can still occur even if your IOP levels are within a normal range.

IOP builds up in a space between your lens and cornea known as the anterior chamber . The chamber is filled with a fluid known as aqueous humour, which continuously flows in one side of the chamber and out the other. Blockages in this chamber will increase IOP levels, damaging the optic nerve.

There are 3 common types of glaucoma:

Open-Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma is one of the most common forms of the disease and it occurs when the drainage angle between your iris and cornea remains open. Still, fluids aren’t draining fast enough to maintain stable IOP levels, possibly due to blockages in the anterior chamber.

As a result, the pressure damages your optic nerve, leading to permanent vision loss.

 

 

Closed-angle glaucoma, also known as acute angle-closure glaucoma, is another form of the disease that occurs when the drainage angle between your iris and cornea closes. This leads to a rapid build-up of fluids in the anterior chamber, causing sudden vision loss.

Closed-angle glaucoma is considered a medical emergency and can suddenly cause other symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Eye pain
  • Headaches
  • Glare or halos around light sources
  • Blurry vision

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, please seek emergency help immediately.

Normal-tension glaucoma is a unique form of the disease that occurs when your IOP levels are within a normal range, but your optic nerve still sustains damage.

The cause of normal-tension glaucoma is unknown, but it can be monitored by observing your optic nerve through a biomicroscope and retinal imaging during a comprehensive eye exam.

How is Glaucoma Measured?

Goldmann Applanation Tonometry

Goldmann applanation tonometry is a common way our optometrists measure IOP levels for glaucoma. This tonometer lightly presses a probe against the surface of your eye, measuring the amount of force needed to flatten it.

 

Non-contact tonometry, also known as the “puff test,” uses the same basic principle of standard tonometers. However, instead of using a probe to measure IOP levels, our non-contact tonometers use an air puff to measure the eye’s pressure.

 

 

Retinal imaging is the latest technology used to monitor your eyes for a range of different diseases and conditions. This non-invasive technology captures photos of your retina and optic nerve so our eye care team can look for signs of damage caused by diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

Glaucoma slowly affects your vision, so it can be tough to tell if you are experiencing vision loss. With our non-invasive visual field testing device, we can help measure the quality of your central and peripheral vision by using light shown around different areas of your vision. Our eye clinic uses the state-of-the-art Medmont M700 Automated Perimeter to help assess and diagnose glaucoma. 

 

 

 

Digital pachymetry helps measure your corneal thickness. Corneal thickness can affect how accurate your IOP levels are measured, as thick corneas can make it seem like your IOP levels are higher than they actually are. This device will help us ensure your IOP measurements are as accurate as possible.

Find Help For Your Glaucoma Today

Do you run the risk of developing glaucoma? Please, book an appointment today!

Visit Our Office

Our modern, state-of-the-art family practice is located in South Surrey in the Grandview Corners Shopping Centre. We are easily accessible from 160th Street and Croydon Drive.

Come visit us, and let our friendly and highly skilled doctors and staff take care of your eye care needs!

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 535-8118

Address

Insight Eyecare – Doctors of Optometry
#50-2285 160th Street
Surrey, BC V3Z 9N6

Hours of Operation

Monday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM4:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

We provide an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable asking any questions during your eye exam. Our team loves building relationships with our patients and giving you the best possible service. With an inviting office and super friendly staff, we’re always striving to provide the best patient care and ensure that all of your eye care needs are met.

 

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

More than 80% of a child’s learning is based on their vision. Make sure your child is reaching their full potential at school. Eye exams provide so much more than just a lens prescription; they’re vital in detecting and treating vision problems that could affect your child for the rest of their lives. Many eye diseases and conditions can develop during your child’s early years, threatening their vision.

 

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Many eye diseases can develop for years without showing symptoms. Early detection is important as these conditions can damage your vision permanently if they progress far enough. Book an eye exam today to help diagnose and manage any early eye disease you or your family may have.

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