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Glaucoma Treatment in Columbia

If you are suffering from glaucoma, you are not alone. More than 3 million Americans suffer from this condition, 2.7 million of which, are over the age of 40. If you live in or around Columbia, SC, then consider Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates for glaucoma treatment. Let’s take a closer look at the signs and symptoms of glaucoma and how we can help.

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can result in the loss of vision in one or both eyes. This is caused by damage to the optic nerve, which is the nerve in the back of your eye. Although there is no cure for this disease, the symptoms can be slowed with early intervention.

Warning Signs and Symptoms

One of the most tricky issues about glaucoma is that people are often asymptomatic until the disease progresses. Nevertheless, if you are suffering from glaucoma, you are likely experiencing some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Slow Loss of Vision: One of the main symptoms of glaucoma is the slow loss of vision that usually begins with your peripheral vision. This is especially the case for the part of your vision that is closest to your nose.
  • Blindness: You may eventually start to go blind if the condition continues to progress.

Glaucoma Treatment Options

If you think you may have glaucoma, you will first need to be examined by an optometry professional for a proper diagnosis. This examination involves a comprehensive dilated eye exam, in which the eye doctor will administer special eye drops to expand your pupils to examine your eyes for glaucoma symptoms and other eye problems. If it is determined that you have glaucoma, you will be treated in one of the following ways:

  • Medication: The most common medication prescribed for glaucoma are eye drops to help reduce the pressure in your eye.
  • Laser Treatment: If eye drops cannot fix your condition, you may need laser surgery treatment. This is a simple procedure to help drain the excess fluid from your eye.
  • Glasses: Patients may also be prescribed glasses with special lenses to provide relief from light sensitivity issues.

Schedule an Eye Exam Today

If you live in or around Columbia, SC, and you are concerned about glaucoma, we are here to help. Call Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates today at (803) 254-6306 to schedule an appointment to assess the severity and progression of your condition.

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Monday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Patients

  • "Dr. Park is such a sweet person and consequently, makes an excellent doctor. Not only is she caring and compassionate with her patients, she participates actively in her community in "giving back". If you are looking for a great doctor to care for your vision, look no further--she's the one!"
    Janet
  • "Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr. Park was excellent with a great chair side manner. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back with the kids for their exams."
    Daniel
  • "Dr. Park is the best. The staff in the office are so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Every time we go it’s like visiting family. I've been with the office for 11 years and would recommend the office to anyone!"
    -Miek
  • "Dr. Park is awesome. She is patient and genuinely cares about helping me. I had eye problems so severe they were preventing me from going to work weeks at a time. She took her time and researched my problem and was able to find a solution. Not to mention helped me finally get relief from so much pain.
    I would recommend Dr Park everyone!"
    -MoMo.
  • "She is a passionate doctor with a great heart and sense of humor. The staff is very welcoming and professional. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommended."
    Chris
  • "Because of the positive experiences at Dr. Dorothy J. Park & Associates, my husband and I will drive nearly an hour making her office the new home for our eye care needs and continue to highly recommend this office to others. BIG thanks to this fantastic group of people!"
    Sandy