Who is the best doctor for glaucoma treatment?

Who is the best doctor for glaucoma treatment?

Yvonne Ou, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma, including medical, laser and surgical therapies; cataract evaluation and treatment including combined cataract and glaucoma surgery; glaucoma filtering and implant surgery; and newer procedures.

Do you have any questions about glaucoma treatment?

If you have been recently diagnosed with glaucoma, you may have many questions about the most appropriate treatment. In some ways, the choice about treatment is not difficult because all treatments center around lowering your eye pressure.

What kind of Doctor is an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed college and at least eight years of additional medical training,…

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Where can I find an eye doctor for glaucoma?

Although we are unable to make specific eye doctor referrals, the following organizations may help you find a doctor. The AGS provides online listings of their members located throughout the United States. Their members specialize in glaucoma and have received fellowship training in glaucoma following their ophthalmology residency.

Are there subspecialists in ophthalmology for glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. If your eye does not circulate fluid inside the eye properly, pressure builds inside the eye and damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma subspecialists use medicine, laser and surgery to manage eye pressure.

When to see an ophthalmologist for a subspecialist?

Many comprehensive ophthalmologists have additional training to treat specific eye conditions, such as glaucoma or cataracts. But if your comprehensive ophthalmologist finds you have a condition that requires more specific care for a certain part of the eye, he or she will have you see a subspecialist.

What kind of Doctor do you see for eye care?

When you visit an ophthalmologist, you are seeing the only kind of doctor who is trained in all aspects of eye care. A comprehensive ophthalmologist (also known as a general ophthalmologist) can diagnose and treat eye diseases, perform eye surgery and prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses.