Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Was your last eye exam more than one year ago?
If you answered “Yes” you may have narrow angle glaucoma.
Narrow Angle Glaucoma is a chronic disease that has no symptoms in its early stages and can cause blindness.
The incidence increases with age and is more common in Hispanics. Slowly the cataract becomes thicker and crowds the inside of the eye causing the angle to become narrow or closed. Sometimes patients refer headaches, especially at night. Early detection and treatment is very important to keep your existing vision.
Make an Appointment
Please make an appointment with one of our specialists who will create a specialized plan to help you see, look, and feel your best!
Diagnosing Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Comprehensive eye exams and tests are very important
Exam of the Angle
We use a special lens to examine the angle of the eye. If we detect that the angle is narrow we then measure the angle.
The top image shows an angle that is open. In the bottom image you can see an angle that is narrow.
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Narrow Angle Glaucoma
What causes it?
Narrow Angle Glaucoma occurs when the Angle inside the eye becomes narrow and the fluid produced inside the eye increases causing your eye pressure to increase intermittently, when the pupil dilates at night, or permanently, causing a painful sudden loss of vision.
The Angle becomes narrow when the lens inside the eye becomes larger and thicker, also known as a cataract. We can open the Angle with a laser or if this is not enough, by removing the cataract and creating more space inside the eye. After a detailed exam our doctors will determine which option is best for you.Call now and make an appointment today!
If you have any questions, call us. We are here to help!
Am I a Candidate?
If you have Narrow Angle Glaucoma you will need a laser treatment to open the angle.
Our doctors will discuss with you your particular situation and which treatment is best for you.
Call us at: 786-899-2516
2550 South Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL, 33134
Before the Operation
Lasers require no special preparation. Buy the medications you will need after the laser. If you are using glaucoma medications, continue use them the day of surgery.
Have breakfast and come driving to the Laser Surgery Center. If you need a laser treatment in both eyes, these will be scheduled for different days.
Our friendly staff is available to help you with financial arrangements and answer any questions.
Lasers take seconds and you will be discharged thirty minutes after the procedure.
After Your Operation
Use the drops as directed.
Lasers require no special care after the procedure.
Feel free to perform all your normal activities.
Do not miss your post-op appointment and feel free to call us for any reason if you need to see us earlier.
We accept many insurance plans.
Glaucoma is a sight threatening disease. Lasers and surgical procedures are medically necessary.
Insurances coverage criteria vary. Some insurance carriers require a pre-authorization for these types of procedures. Our staff will assist you completing the necessary forms as required by your insurance carrier.