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Glaucoma is a
leading cause of blindness in the United
States, especially for the older population.
Over 5,000,000 people in the United
States suffer from Glaucoma. Loss of
sight from glaucoma is often preventable!
SLT Laser Therapy is the revolutionary
Glaucoma Treatment that can benefit all
suffers of this disease.
What is Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a disease
of the optic nerve. The optic nerve
carries the images we see to the brain.
Glaucoma can damage nerve fibers, causing
blind spots to develop. Early detection
and treatment are key to preventing optic
nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma.
Florida Eye Center
Eye Center continues our commitment in
offering the safest and best patient care to
prevent blindness and restore sight. We
are providing our patients with the latest
alternatives in glaucoma treatment. We
are pleased to announce the availability of
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty. Selective Laser
Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is exciting glaucoma
therapy that revolutionizes you treatment
by helping to control glaucoma without eye
drops. SLT laser is one of the most
significant and safest advanced in the
treatment of glaucoma in history.
This is a laser treatment using
microscopic laser light to "open" the
clogged drains of the eye and lower the
glaucoma pressure back to a safe level to
is Glaucoma Awareness Month
than 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma.
Half again that many may be unaware they have this
potentially blinding disease because they have no symptoms.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged.
The optic nerve is the part of the eye that carries the
images we see to the brain. Damage to the nerve is usually
associated with elevated pressure inside the eye (called
intraocular pressure). However, other factors can be
involved and can lead to vision loss.
Meet the Glaucoma Doctor
over 20 years of experience in the
ever evolving field of ophthalmology.
He is a board-certified
ophthalmologist, F.A.C.S., and he is
highly trained to perform the advanced
operations offered by the Florida Eye
medical advisor to the Society to
Prevent Blindness and to the American
Diabetes Association, and is team
ophthalmologist for the Devil Rays.