Glaucoma Treatment in Canyon Lakes At Stonegate

Glaucoma Treatment in Canyon Lakes At Stonegate

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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. Cy-Fair EyeCare 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 Cy-Fair EyeCare, 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 Cy-Fair EyeCare in Canyon Lakes At Stonegate 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 Canyon Lakes At Stonegate

Our optometry practice in Canyon Lakes At Stonegate

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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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- Apr. 08, 2024
The most thorough doctors and friendly staff.
- Mar. 30, 2024
I received a more than thorough exam and diagnosis of unknown issues. And an appropriate referral.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Very professional and thorough!!
- Mar. 18, 2024
Great doctor and staff. They take the time to attend to you and answer any questions about your eye ... care and fitting of your glasses. Very friendly.
- Mar. 09, 2024
Great place to get your eye exam. Stag is great and very thorough and knowledgeable of my eye care n... eeds. Definitely will recommend to all my friends and family.
- Feb. 25, 2024
Everyone is amazing. It was super easy to get an appointment and the lady that scheduled us was nice... and efficient. The secretary, when we went in, was super nice as well very informative also. The tech (not sure her official title, but the lady that ran all the machines) was amazing! My son is 6 and she explained everything so well so that he would understand what to do. The Dr also has a talent for getting young children to understand him. He was also extremely nice and patient and took time to explain things.
- Feb. 19, 2024
This was a great place to take my kids that were a little worried about their first eye care appoint... ment. Everyone on staff was kind, knowledgeable and patient.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Nice, clean clinic. The eye exam was quick yet thorough. All of m... y questions were answered
- Jan. 27, 2024
Wonderful experience
- Jan. 23, 2024
Awesome place
- Jan. 22, 2024
I can't say enough good things about this place! Just go and see like I did!
- Dec. 31, 2023
I had 3 pairs of Cartier optucal glasses I needed lens updates for. It was impossible to find a shop... who could drill lens for my rimless frames. They did a great job and at half the cost of my usual shop in Chicago. The staff is super friendly and helpful. I will be back for sure!
- Dec. 14, 2023
Scratched my eye on vacation, which resulted in a scratched cornea. I have no previous eye condition... s yet finding this provider, getting an appointment was smooth. Wait time was short and the actual appointment was quick. Dr. Loriane Payan was very sweet, spoke to me as if we were friends and I felt comfortable asking questions. Would recommend to anyone!
- Nov. 13, 2023
I’ve always received friendly customer service and professional support. I like the fact that I ca... n ask questions without feeling mindless, or feel I’ve been rushed out as if I’m some type of number or a quota to be filled. Dr. Jose is the best.
- Nov. 11, 2023
It really is a very competent and fast work team. I highly recommend it
- Oct. 22, 2023
I have always been well taken care of and when I had an eye problem they were on it. All better.
- Oct. 17, 2023
I have been going to Dr Jose Payan since he was downtown, and he is still the best around. I enjoy ... his straight forward attitude and professionalism.
- Sep. 26, 2023
First of all, where has this place been all my life? If it wasn’t for my mom’s recommendation, t... hen I wouldn’t have had any idea about how good this place is. The whole experience was nothing short of incredible. Dr. Lorraine Payan is definitely a very good eye doctor, from the instant she walked in, she was very personable and very friendly. She was extremely thorough and knowledgeable about the health of my eyes. I’m glad to have found this place and that they take my insurance which saved me a lot of money. You can bet that I will return for my next visit, as this is my new place to get my eyes checked. Thank you.
- Sep. 22, 2023
Very professional yet caring doctors and staff. They were able to work with my 88 year old mother wi... th Alzheimer’s. They treated her gently and with respect.
- Sep. 22, 2023
I'm very satisfied with my eye exam that was done at this place. Dr Loraine was very thorough and an... swered all my questions in detail. I got the eye digital screening done with my regular eye exam and she explained everything very well.

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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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