Glaucoma Treatment in Raytown

Glaucoma Treatment in Raytown

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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. Advanced EyeCare - Raytown 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.

At Advanced EyeCare - Raytown, 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 Advanced EyeCare - Raytown in Raytown 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 Raytown

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • 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 intraocular temperature 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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- Nov. 20, 2023
I am visiting from Dallas for the CHIEFS/eagles game and forgot my contact lenses! I had my Rx email... ed to me and they gave me some contacts! Total lifesavers! True compassionate customer service. If I lived in the area…I would definitely use Advanced Eyecare- Raytown. Thank you guys so much for saving me! Go CHIEFS!
- Aug. 31, 2023
I've been going to Advance EyeCare for years, since I was 18. I'm 28 now. Each Doctor has provided e... xceptional care. The Staff has always been friendly and I appreciate how effecient they are while never skimping on their quality of care. I would always recommend.
- Jul. 28, 2023
I recently switched optometrists and couldn’t be happier with advanced eye care in Raytown. Everyo... ne in the office, from Dr. Katie, Ebony, and front desk staff, is so kind, informative, helpful. Truly top notch care. Highly recommend!
- Jun. 14, 2023
Was referred here by my girlfriend and was not disappointed. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Jessi... ca at the front desk was so sweet and Ebony was very helpful and honest helping me pick out a pair of glasses that looked right on my face. Great experience!
- Mar. 06, 2023
I am so in love with this doctor Miss Julie who helped my son 10 years old calm down so we can get e... ye drops he was very nervous she was very accommodating nice and friendly and child friendly and I just love this place and I love her thank you so much advance eyecare
- Jan. 31, 2023
I've been to several different places. This is by FAR the best. The are ALL so informative and they ... make you feel incredibly comfortable. I'll never go to another eyecare while I'm I'm this area!!
- Nov. 10, 2022
Excellent customer service! Everyone is so awesome!!
- Sep. 01, 2022
A great experience! From the time I walked through the door until I left. Each person was so attenti... ve and caring. Dr. Julie in two words. AWESOME and THOROUGH! Love this place.
- Feb. 15, 2022
From the moment I walked in, I felt very comfortable. The Staff is friendly, full of smiles and Grea... t Service. Dr. Julie Absolutely Amazing!!! 💯 This place is "Life Changing" ...... They take the time to make sure your Eyewear is CORRECT! #1, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Thank you So much advance eyecare, it's been years since I have felt so at ease. Recently bought more Eyewear and I TRULY must say Advanced Eyecare has a Customer for Life!! I'll be with them a year in January 🥰❤️🥰
- Nov. 12, 2021
I can never say enough good things about this office! I have been going to the eye doctor for over ... 40 years. Dr. Krause is the bomb! I have never had anyone sit and explain every detail with plastic eyeball parts and pictures and diagrams and internet information like she does. They are consistently courteous! They have gotten me in ASAP when we felt like it was an emergency with my retina history. LOVE it here!!
- Oct. 04, 2021
It had been a while since I went to an eye place with such courtesy, I love the attention I received... and the professionalism.
- Jul. 22, 2021
Hi Rusty, and office staff too. Great place, knowledgeable, professional, but very cordial. Everythi... ng posted about this office is true. Amazing experience, love my glasses too! 🤓
- Jul. 20, 2021
Dr Julie is the bomb! She really cared I left with the right products to fit my needs. Rusty is supe... r lovely- very customer focused, so sweet and very good at communicating everything. FIVE star service all around! Highly recommend!
- Jun. 16, 2021
Dr. Julie is awesome! She was pleasant, personable, thorough, and patient with all of my questions a... nd concerns. She is an exemplary healthcare provider, and I recommend her without reservation.
- Mar. 04, 2021
Excellent service, super nice staff, always takes extra special care and they’re very courteous. V... ery clean and cautious during the pandemic. They wait for you at the door, open the door for you so you don’t have to touch anything, they take your temp and give you antibacterial hand sanitizer before you come in and sit down. And they only scheduled people spread out so there was no more than two people in the waiting room at a time. They cleaned down all of their equipment while I was still there and right after I used it. I've been having a lot of problems with my vision, allergies, dry eyes amongst other things and they were very generous with different samples so I could try some drops and contacts out before they confirmed my prescription or before I would actually have to pay for it. They were waiting at the door when I was done open the door for me so I could walk out without having to touch it as well.
- Dec. 01, 2020
If you want an unbeatable experience, look no further than Dr. Julie! She is knowledgeable and wonde... rful all around. Let me tell you a quick story about some contacts she recommended for me and how they already proved to be an upgrade after having them for just a couple of weeks! I was playing indoor soccer as a Goalkeeper and the ball was kicked at me from about four yards away and it hit me square in the eye. I saved it and when ref asked if I was okay and I said that it would have hurt more if the ball went in. But my contact miraculously stayed in! There chance that would have happened with my old contacts. Thank you so much to Dr. Julie and her team! Book your appointment at Advanced Eyecare today!
- Sep. 24, 2020
I live 2minutes from this office and my lens popped out my frames mid-workday while cleaning them (... I haven't had these frames for more than 2wks) and I panicked because my Optometrist is all the way in Overland Park, KS. I immediately drove to this location on a prayer and pocket full of hope that they could fix my frames and they did! Thank you so much to the Ladies at the front desk who assisted me and whoever fixed my frames inside. This office is close to home, so I will be switching my family to this office based on location and my experience with them. True lifesavers and I look forward to doing business with you all! Thank you again!
- Mar. 16, 2020
Dr. L was amazing! And Jennifer was very nice and helpful when picking out my glasses! Would recomme... nd.
- Mar. 06, 2020
Audrey is patient, gave plenty of information, personable, and I would recommend anyone that has ins... urance to come here!
- Mar. 05, 2020
Extremely patient and very helpful.

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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 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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