Understanding Glaucoma and Your Path to Clearer Vision

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to increased pressure in the eye. It is one of the leading causes of blindness, particularly among older adults. Early detection and treatment are essential to prevent vision loss.

The “Sneak Thief of Sight”

Glaucoma often progresses slowly and without obvious symptoms in its early stages, earning it the nickname “sneak thief of sight.” As the disease advances, symptoms may include:

  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Severe eye pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Redness in the eye

Advanced Treatment Options for Glaucoma

At Dr. Harmon’s practice, we offer a variety of effective treatments tailored to the specific type and severity of your glaucoma:


  • Eye Drops: The most common initial treatment involves prescription eye drops that reduce intraocular pressure (IOP).
  • Oral Medications: In some cases, oral medications may be prescribed to help lower eye pressure.

Laser Therapy

  • Laser Trabeculoplasty: This procedure helps to drain fluid from the eye and is often used for open-angle glaucoma.
  • Laser Iridotomy: Primarily for angle-closure glaucoma, this laser treatment creates a small opening in the iris to improve fluid drainage.


  • Trabeculectomy: This surgical procedure creates a new drainage path for fluid, helping to lower eye pressure.
  • Glaucoma Drainage Devices: Tiny tubes or shunts are implanted to help drain excess fluid.
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS): These procedures involve less invasive techniques to improve fluid drainage and reduce IOP, offering quicker recovery times and fewer complications.

Why Choose Harmon Ophthalmology, P.C.?

At Dr. Harmon’s practice, we are dedicated to providing personalized and advanced care for patients with cataracts and glaucoma. Our team utilizes cutting-edge technologies and treatment methods to ensure the best possible outcomes. We are committed to helping you manage your condition effectively, preserving your vision and quality of life.

Take Control of Your Eye Health

If you are experiencing symptoms of glaucoma or have concerns about your eye health, schedule a comprehensive eye examination today. Early detection and proactive treatment are key to preserving your vision. Trust your eye care to our experienced professionals and take the first step towards clearer, healthier vision.

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