Glaucoma Treatment in Far West Side

Glaucoma Treatment in Far West Side

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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. EyeTx - Marbach 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 EyeTx - Marbach, 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 EyeTx - Marbach in Far West Side 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 Far West Side

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna

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
Patient Reviews
- Nov. 13, 2023
They have a good Medicare/Medicaid selection
- Sep. 15, 2023
Easy to make an appt, friendly staff, quick service!
- May. 01, 2023
Excellent doctor and staff and good prices. This was easily the best experience with an optician/oph... thalmologist/optical service I have ever had.
- Mar. 06, 2023
I know i won't go to any other Eye Doctor. I love there and close to where i live. Thank you everyon... e. 😊
- Nov. 15, 2022
The experience was beyond expectations.
- Feb. 16, 2022
super nice, and very knowledgeable.
- Nov. 10, 2020
I went in yesterday with a vision problem that has ran undiagnosed for years. I was in and out fairl... y quickly and finally got the Rx I've been needing. All of the staff was welcoming. The Dr was every knowledgeable and willing to answer my questions and concerns. I love when I can go somewhere on my busy schedule and get in and out and there is no guesswork or frustration involved. I will continue to see this clinic.
- Oct. 09, 2020
I went in today with my son . The staff was amazing. First off The way they are handling the place d... uring covid is great. Been coming to them for years for all my kids glasses, the time it took to get his glasses was quick. And Martin in the front desk is my favorite person he’s so good at his job gets us in and out fast. Love love love ❤️ Highly recommended!!
- Sep. 08, 2020
I guess you’ll either love or hate the place because Of the man working the front desk. Coming fro... m a customer service background, the gentleman doesn’t give you the Warm and fuzzies when you walk in. He’s very matter of fact, but very efficient and quick. I’ve been there when it’s empty and when it’s busy. He’s probably developed a specific way of managing walk-ins and appointments. That’s his way. He gives you all the info you need. Not a lot of fluff. But It’s been my experience that when things wind down he’ll crack a smile, even tell a little story and is actually a super sweet guy. I don’t go to get pampered- And I’ve experienced Horrible bedside manner. Both the staff and the doctor are quick, knowledgeable and efficient. I’m in and out. I like the place and the staff and I’ll keep taking my family there.
- May. 22, 2020
like this place guy at front desk it straight up and tells it like it is and they are fast and to th... e point
- Sep. 09, 2019
Love this place! There so fast! Nice staff.
- Jul. 22, 2019
The staff is very sweet and Dr. Garza was wonderful with my mother . My mother only speaks Spanish a... nd Dr. Garza did a wonderful job 🥰 Thank you Dr Garza for all your help 🥰
- May. 06, 2019
Fast service lots of availability long hours
- Aug. 13, 2018
I have been coming here for few years for my daughter and myself for eye exam and I like that they d... o walk in visits.
- Jan. 21, 2018
Fast with glasses. The most insurances. Lots of options for frames.
- Sep. 16, 2017
I've always had a good experience. Everyone's friendly and answers all my questions.

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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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