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Tips for Coping with Your Glaucoma Diagnosis If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with glaucoma, you may feel a variety of emotions –...
The Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin): Local Ophthalmologist Treats Former Kindergarten Teacher’s Glaucoma with Microscopic Stents
After managing her glaucoma with eye drops for several years, Sue Howard, 71, grew concerned that her vision was declining. She sought out her former kindergarten student, Dr. Jessica Schrieber of Medical Eye Associates, for help. Building trust with a caregiver is important to Sue, and with Dr. Schrieber, that trust was already there. Sue, who recalls her former student as kind and bubbly, instantly felt comfortable with Dr. Schrieber. So when Dr. Schrieber recommended that Sue be implanted with iStent inject® W during cataract surgery to help manage her glaucoma, she was immediately onboard.
Millions of Americans report having symptoms of dry eye, but did you know that dry eye and glaucoma often occur together? In this blog, we’re talking about the connection between dry eye and glaucoma, as well as some causes and treatment options to consider.
Whether you were recently diagnosed with mild-to-moderate glaucoma, or have been managing the condition for years, it is important to take control of your eye health by taking the necessary steps toward treatment. No matter how old you are when diagnosed, glaucoma requires lifelong treatment and monitoring.
If you and your doctor decided to manage your glaucoma with iStent inject® W check out this blog! We will help you prepare for your procedure and give some tips to guide you as you recover from your cataract and iStent inject® W surgery.
Finding the right physician may be different for everyone – perhaps you were referred by your optometrist, you may have a family member or friend who is an ophthalmologist, or you simply found a specialist on the internet. Regardless of how you find your doctor, it’s important to find the one that is right for you.
A recent glaucoma diagnosis can stir up many questions and even some concerns. It’s important to ask those questions so you don’t feel overwhelmed by your diagnosis. You may be wondering, “What is glaucoma?” “How do I treat it?” or “Can glaucoma limit my life?” We’re here to provide you with some insight and advice as you navigate through life with glaucoma.
Opening up about your glaucoma diagnosis is beneficial not only for your mental health but for your overall quality of life, as well. It can also help to provide you with much-needed support throughout your glaucoma journey. Check out our blog for some tips on how best to open up about your condition to your loved ones.
Over time, many myths surrounding glaucoma have emerged that people continue to believe today. However, these are just that – myths! To help clear up any confusion, we’re sharing the facts behind some common myths about glaucoma!
A glaucoma diagnosis can be overwhelming and unexpected, but it should not prevent you from living a fulfilled and active life. That’s why finding the right treatment option to manage your glaucoma is crucial. Navigating a new condition, especially one that potentially leads to blindness, can be concerning. In this blog, we’re sharing some “glaucoma-friendly” physical activities and a few others you may want to avoid.
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