Are you experiencing night driving problems? Are colors fading? If you are over the age of 50 years old you may be experiencing the onset of cataracts. Our doctors are skilled board certified cataract surgeons located in Cobb, Douglas and Cherokee. Our doctors take great pride in educating patients about their best options for success after cataract surgery. Please feel free to review our website to learn about new premium lens implants.Learn More About Cataract Surgery
LASIK eye surgery actually stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is a refractive eye surgery procedure where a laser reshapes the outer surface of the eye known as the cornea. By changing the shape of the cornea doctors can improve vision.What Is LASIK Eye Surgery
If you are seeking LASIK in Atlanta, Georgia we are happy to help you learn about LASIK and your candidacy potential for this eye surgery. Please feel free to take our short LASIK self-evaluation test to get on the path to better vision. After taking this test you will be contacted by Marietta Eye if you meet the pre-requisite requirements. All LASIK candidates will be required to undergo a pre-operative eye exam before candidacy is approved.Take Our LASIK Self Test
Please feel free to watch our educational video series. Click here to see videos of our patients and doctors for better insight into the eye surgery of your choice.See Our Videos
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Marietta Eye Clinic's Patient Services Include:
- Routine eye exams
- Pediatric eye care
- Contact lens fitting
- Cataract and lens implant surgery
- Glaucoma management
- Diabetic retinopathy care
- Macular degeneration treatment
- Eye muscle problem management
- Corneal transplants
- Dry eye treatment
- Cosmetic eyelid surgery
- Botox cosmetic treatment
- Latisse eyelash enhancement
- Uveitis management
Glaucoma Disease Management
Glaucoma Disease Management at Marietta Eye Clinic
Expert Glaucoma Doctors in Georgia
Significance of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U. S. and the leading cause of preventable blindness. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma. This disease can occur at any time, but becomes increasingly more prevalent with age.
What is Glaucoma?
There are over 40 different kinds of glaucoma. The common denominator among them is damage to the optic nerve in a characteristic fashion with accompanying visual dysfunction. The damage may occur in association with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), or at "normal" pressure ranges (normal tension glaucoma—NTG). Some people may have IOP above normal and yet develop no nerve damage (ocular hypertension), while others may have normal IOP with associated optic nerve damage (NTG), as noted above.
Glaucoma can progress without signs or symptoms until advanced, irrevocable visual loss occurs. The pattern of loss usually begins in the periphery where it is not noticed, and encroaches on central vision over time. If not treated, irreversible visual loss, including total blindness, can result.
Prevention of Glaucomatous Blindness
Early detection and proper treatment is the key to preventing visual loss from glaucoma. As symptoms are lacking in the initial stages, early clinical manifestations must be recognized by a trained physician. As IOP may be normal in certain forms of glaucoma, this parameter is not sufficient to diagnose the disease. IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma, so is always checked as part of the evaluation. The appearance of the optic nerve is assessed, as is the visual field, in order to evaluate for glaucoma. Additional studies may also be helpful, including nerve fiber layer analysis and corneal thickness measurements.