Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Elevated eye pressure (intraocular pressure) is the primary risk factor for glaucoma, along with family history, age, and ethnicity. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Dr. Michael Walker and our ophthalmic staff can help you manage your glaucoma, and preserve your vision.
The retina is the delicate tissue in the back of your eye, responsible for sensing light and relaying images to your brain. Retinal diseases affect this critical tissue, which, in turn can affect vision to the point of blindness, if left untreated.
Common retinal conditions include floaters, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal detachment. Unfortunately, many retinal diseases are symptomless, until the disease has progressed significantly, and vision is in severe jeopardy. Therefore, routine eye exams are imperative to preserve vision by the early diagnosis of any potential eye disease.
Medical Eye Care
If you are concerned about eye diseases, such as glaucoma or retinal issues, Wyoming Eye Surgeons can help you find the appropriate care. We work very closely with several optometrists in the area that are expert at diagnosing and treating various eye conditions. If the optometrist finds you have a diagnosis that requires treatment by Dr. Walker, they will refer you back to us for surgical care. This collaborative approach ensures we’re able to preserve healthy vision at every age.
Visit Dr. Walker to discuss your vision concerns, and understand your treatment options to ensure bright clear vision for years to come.