Glaucoma Treatment in Osage Beach

Glaucoma Treatment in Osage Beach

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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. Eyes On Missouri - Osage Beach 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 Eyes On Missouri - Osage Beach, 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 Eyes On Missouri - Osage Beach in Osage Beach 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 Osage Beach

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday By Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Nov. 24 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife

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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- Oct. 06, 2023
Excellent service!
- Sep. 16, 2023
Best optician in Lake of the Ozarks! Been To all the rest, now I have the best.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Great experience! Everyone is friendly and helpful! Making appointment online was easy and convenien... t.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Always great customer service, prices seem to be fair, and Dr. Haley is incredibly knowledgeable. Tw... o years ago I had to be transferred to a specialist about an eye condition. The specialist was so impressed with Dr. Haley that he insisted I didnโ€™t need to return to him and she could monitor the condition. The Lake is fortunate to have her expertise.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Everyone that helped me was so kind and wonderful to work with. They made the whole thing easy, and ... I love the glasses I got! Definitely would recommend them. Also making the appointment was super easy, and online! Thank you to everyone at Eyes on Missouri!
- May. 23, 2023
First Dr Haley is amazing. The best eye Dr. I have ever had. She is very thorough, kind, tells you ... what's going or not going on with your eyes. Thank you for that!! When you walk in the door you are greeted with a kind welcome. Heck everyone is great at the lake. Thank you for your wonderful service. ๐Ÿ˜Š
- May. 04, 2023
Loved all of the options for kids glasses. The staff was friendly and helpful and loved that I coul... d schedule an appointment online.
- Apr. 19, 2023
The best service anyone could ask for. They were very quick to get me and my husband in, dr.haley ga... ve us information on my husband eye condition and even helped with mine. Absolutely the best eye Dr, they also have a very nice variety of glasses frames. All together amazing.
- Apr. 14, 2023
I had a bad chemical get my eye and after flushing it out I wanted to have my eye checked out. I don... 't live at the lake and felt urgent care would not be set up to check my eye. Eyes on Missouri was close so I did a walk in, explained my concerns to the receptionist, she was great and worked me into the schedule.. Dr Haley did a thorough exam and checked my eye. She was great and put my worries to rest. Thank you EOM
- Mar. 24, 2023
Great Doctor (Baley), great staff and great selection of frames and glasses. Very happy with my expe... rience.
- Feb. 24, 2023
Dr Haley is amazing and so is all the staff there! Brought my daughter in for the first time after h... er glasses broke and they were so helpful.
- Feb. 01, 2023
Very friendly!
- Jan. 30, 2023
Great place and friendly staff.
- Jan. 29, 2023
Easy Peasy!! ๐Ÿ˜› In and Out!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—
- Jan. 11, 2023
Great 1st experience.
- Oct. 02, 2022
I highly recommend this team, the product selection, as well as their professionalism, candor and co... operation. I will continue doing business with them, and have sent 3 additional people there already!
- Sep. 16, 2022
The staff was incredibly friendly & personable & doctor was more thorough than any other eye doctor ... I've ever had! I will definitely come back here for any eye appointments!
- Sep. 13, 2022
Excellent service and amazing staff. Will never go to another eye place again! Example of excellent ... service: My son was rough on his glasses and the store helped fix them when needed and replace them without batting an eye or making my son feel bad.
- Sep. 12, 2022
I had lost my glasses on my move from CA to MO. The ladies were amazing and caring and the lab did a... n excellent job on my progressive lenses better than the pair I had before. Definitely check ๐Ÿค“ them out. Thanks for all the care ladies ๐Ÿ’œ
- Aug. 23, 2022
awesome experience and they were alot of help especially when its your first time having glasses

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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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Donโ€™t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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