Glaucoma Treatment in Marysville

Glaucoma Treatment in Marysville

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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. Marysville Vision 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 Marysville Vision, 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 Marysville Vision in Marysville 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 Marysville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Metlife Vision

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
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- May. 05, 2024
Dr. Liu is so kind and amazing with my son.
- Mar. 23, 2024
Been going here for years, very knowledgeable and friendly
- Mar. 22, 2024
at first there was a miscommunication on getting me seen but I was able to get an appointment and ge... t the treatment I needed for my eyes
- Dec. 07, 2023
Friendly and professional staff. Nice selection of eyewear at a reasonable price.
- Nov. 21, 2023
Dr. Liu is thoughtful and thorough. He takes the time to answer your questions and ease any fears yo... u may have. His tech also explained every test and made me feel comfortable with the process.
- Nov. 15, 2023
Dr. Good was so nice and actually listened to what I had to say and it was the first time I been the... re as a patient I been there with my other half and now I became a patient because I been having eye issues but he helped me to figure out if I needed glasses or not which I do I recommend going there everyone's nice!
- Nov. 10, 2023
This is simply the place to go! They are great.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Dr. Liu and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely thorough. A+++!
- Sep. 26, 2023
Excellent service and professional care by everyone involved. I would recommend to anyone who is loo... king for vision services.
- Aug. 29, 2023
Fantastic place for excellent eye care.
- Aug. 21, 2023
No complaints here. I’m always treated with kindness and respect.
- Jul. 22, 2023
The entire process from setting the initial appointment to the eye exam was effortless and efficient... . All the staff were friendly, polite, courteous and professional. I felt they had my best interests at hand. Thank you for the exemplary service.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Friendly staff and willing to help
- Apr. 12, 2023
What a lovely eye clinic, excellent customer service from the moment i walked in to the moment I wal... ked out, and EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN, meaning whoever is cleaning that clinic is doing a great job, thanks for that.
- Aug. 18, 2022
I’ve gone to Marysville Vision Source for many, many years, first seeing Dr. Kron and then, after ... he retired, Dr. Liu. I won’t trust my eyes anywhere else. Now, my whole family goes, too! All of the staff give exceptional care and attention to all of us. The receptionists at the front desk, the technicians, and both Dr. Liu and Dr. Good are so patient and kind, and answer all of our questions. We highly recommend them!
- Jul. 28, 2022
I had my first visit today and this is hands down the best eye doctor experience I’ve had! The off... ice itself is beautiful and clean. The office staff are incredibly friendly. And I really appreciated that Dr. Good was able to walk me through why my vision is changing (I’m getting old 😂) and why my glasses prescription will be stronger but not at my actual prescription strength. (It makes things… uncomfortable. When I said I was game to go stronger, he didn’t tell me no or try to talk me out of it. He got lenses to match what the prescription would be and let me try it out. He was 100% right. 😅) Honestly, I cannot recommend them enough. I’m still smiling thinking about what a nice time I had - which is unusual when talking about a doctor’s appointment.
- Jul. 24, 2022
Hannah was extremely helpful, knowledgable, and a pleasure to work with when choosing a new pair of ... frames. She helped to make a difficult decision so much easier. She really knows her stuff! Thank you, Hannah!
- Jun. 02, 2022
Heidi, Hanna, and Dr. Good are fantastic. They took the time to explain everything as they were doin... g it and took the time to make sure I was satisfied with the explanations. Update: after my most recent visit, I stand by my review.
- May. 02, 2022
Very helpful staff!
- Feb. 25, 2022
The customer service was top of the line from my initial call until I picked up my glasses!!! Very p... leased with the attention I received from ALL the staff!😊 Highly recommend Marysville Vision Source❤️

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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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