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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, especially for older people. But loss of sight from glaucoma is often preventable if you get treatment early enough. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries the images we see to the brain. Many people know that glaucoma has something to do with pressure Glaucoma Cincinnatiinside the eye. The higher the pressure inside the eye, the greater the chance of damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is made up of a huge number of nerve fibers, like an electric cable containing a huge number of wires. Glaucoma can damage nerve fibers, causing blind spots to develop. Usually people don’t notice these blind areas until much optic nerve damage has already occurred. If the entire nerve is destroyed, blindness results.

Early detection and treatment by your Cincinnati ophthalmologist are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma. In order to detect glaucoma early, be sure to make an appointment for a glaucoma test at regular intervals.

What causes glaucoma?

Clear liquid, called the aqueous humor, circulates inside the eye. A small amount of this fluid is produced constantly and an equal amount flows out of the eye through a microscopic drainage system. (The liquid is not part of the tears on the outer surface of the eye.) You can think of the flow of aqueous fluid as a sink with the faucet turned on all the time.

If the “drainpipe” gets clogged, water collects in the sink and the sink may overflow. Because the eye is a closed structure, the excess fluid cannot overflow if the drain is clogged. If the drainage area of the eye, called the drainage angle, is blocked, the fluid pressure within the inner eye may increase, which can damage the optic nerve.

How is glaucoma detected?

Regular eye examinations by your ophthalmologist are the best way to detect glaucoma.

During a complete and painless examination, your ophthalmologist will:

  • Measure your intraocular pressure (tonometry)
  • Inspect the drainage angle of your eye (gonioscopy)
  • Evaluate any optic nerve damage (ophthalmoscopy)
  • Test the visual field of each eye (perimetry)

Some of these tests may not be necessary for every person. You may need to repeat these tests on a regular basis, to determine if glaucoma damage is increasing over time.

Who is at risk for glaucoma?

High pressure alone does not mean that you have glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist puts together many kinds of information to determine your risk for developing the disease.

The most important risk factors include:

  • Age
  • African ancestry
  • A family history of glaucoma
  • Past injuries to the eyes

Tri-State Centers for Sight provides glaucoma treatment  for the people of Cincinnati, Hamilton, Hillsboro, Oxford Ohio, and Crestview Hills Kentucky and more.

Office Locations Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio

Anderson

1060 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Phone: (513) 232-2500 Fax: (513) 232-2777

Clifton - Reading Rd

2055 Reading Rd.,  Suite 330
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 381-1900 Fax: (513) 287-6403

Colerain- Midwest Eye Center

6779 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Phone: (513) 741-1313 Fax: (513) 385-3995

Eastgate- Midwest Eye Center

4452 Eastgate Blvd, Suite 305
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Phone: (513) 752-5700 Fax: (513) 752-5716

Hamilton

1017 Main St.
Hamilton, OH 45013

Phone: (513) 868-2181 Fax: (513) 868-2893 Optical Shop: (513) 868-2885

Hillsboro

1275 North High St.
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Phone: (513) 232-2500 Fax: (513) 232-2777

Hyde Park

2135 Dana Ave., Suite 310
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Phone: (513) 221-7788 Phone: (513) 487-5223 Optical Shop: (513) 487-5224

Kenwood - Montgomery Rd.

7730 Montgomery Rd. Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: (513) 791-5999 Fax: (513) 791-4567 Optical Shop: (513) 936-5044

Kenwood Surgery Center

8044 Montgomery Rd., Suite 155
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: (513) 791-7967 Fax: (513) 791-1473

North College Hill

1577B Goodman Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Phone: (513) 729-1321 Fax: (513) 729-2873 Optical Shop: (513) 729-1756

Oxford

5141 Morning Sun Rd.
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: (513) 523-2123 Fax: (513) 523-2125

Springdale

12124 Sheraton Ln.
Springdale, OH 45246

Phone: (513) 671-5500 Fax: (513) 671-7854

West Chester- Midwest Eye Center

8760 Union Centre Blvd.
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: (513) 454-0544 Fax: (513) 454-0551

Western Hills

6909 Good Samaritan Dr., Suite B
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Phone: (513) 389-9911 Fax: (513) 389-7854

Kentucky

Crestview Hills- Chancellor Dr. #1

2865 Chancellor Dr., Suite 210
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 331-6616 Fax: (859) 331-5760

Crestview Hills- Chancellor Dr. #2

2865 Chancellor Dr., Suite 215
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 331-5600 Drs. Daun, Devine, Khaja, Dykuizen Phone: (859) 331-0058 Dr. Sanitato Phone: (513) 232-2500 Dr. Schott Fax: (513) 791-4567

Crestview Hills - Thomas More

500 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 341-4525 Fax: (859) 341-4993