Glaucoma Treatment in Baytown Town Square

Glaucoma Treatment in Baytown Town Square

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What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness.

It's caused by fluid build-up and increased pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve that progressively worsens your vision. This disease can cause severe, irreversible vision loss if left untreated.

In many cases, appropriate control and treatment can help prevent further damage to the eyes and protect your vision. Memorial Eye Center - Texas Ave Baytown offers several treatments to help address glaucoma. Learn more about the treatments we provide and contact us to schedule an appointment.

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The 2 Main Types of Glaucoma

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  • Open-angle glaucoma: the most common type. It is a lifelong condition that accounts for at least 90% of all glaucoma cases.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma: a rare form of the disease which requires immediate medical attention. It occurs when the angle is closed in many or most areas between the iris and cornea, which reduces fluid drainage and increases eye pressure.

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Glaucoma: The Sneaky Thief of Sight

There is a reason glaucoma is called “the sneaky thief of sight”--half the people with glaucoma don’t even know they have it! Meaning, they may not have symptoms in the early stages.

At Memorial Eye Center - Texas Ave Baytown, we diagnose and help preserve your vision with cutting-edge glaucoma treatments that can slow the progression of the disease.

If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed with glaucoma, contact us today.

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What are the Signs of Glaucoma?

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As mentioned earlier, glaucoma usually shows no symptoms in its early stages. When signs do manifest, it's usually loss of tunnel vision or peripheral vision. Unfortunately, by the time vision loss has occurred, it cannot be reversed.

That said, the less common angle-closure glaucoma does show a sudden onset of symptoms, including:

  • Extreme eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek prompt diagnosis and treatment by contacting Memorial Eye Center - Texas Ave Baytown in Baytown Town Square or visiting your nearest emergency room.


Who's at Risk for Glaucoma?

  • Age 40 +

    The prevalence of glaucoma increases with age, with most glaucoma patients aged 40 and up. That said, there is a much rarer form of this disease (congenital glaucoma) that affects infants.

  • Family History & Ethnicity

    Your risk for developing glaucoma is higher if you have a family history of the disease. Those of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American, and Indigenous Canadian descent have a higher risk of developing this disease.

  • Other Conditions

    High myopia, hypertension and diabetes can increase the risk of developing glaucoma.

  • Eye Injury or Trauma

    An eye injury, trauma or eye surgery can increase the likelihood of developing glaucoma.


Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment in Baytown Town Square

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 24 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
  • Dec. 31 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care Credit
  • MetLife
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas

Common Glaucoma Treatments

There is currently no cure for glaucoma. However, several treatments are available to prevent the progression of this sight-robbing condition. With the right care, you have a higher chance of managing your glaucoma and preserving your vision.

Common treatments include:

Eye Drops

Your optometrist will prescribe eye drops to help regulate pressure inside the eye by decreasing fluid production and/or improving drainage.

Laser Surgery

If eye drops aren’t doing enough to reduce intraocular pressure or intraocular temperature in open-angle glaucoma, laser surgery may be an option. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) opens up the drainage system in the eye to reduce pressure.

SLT is successful in 80% of cases and can reduce eye pressure by 20%.

Other Surgeries

If a laser procedure or eye drops do not lower eye pressure to the desired level, your eye doctor may recommend one of the following surgeries:

  • Incision Surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implants
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- Nov. 01, 2023
From the beginning of the appointment to the end of the appointment all of the staff were very kind.... My son (6yo) was very comfortable there and they made the entire process for him fun and easy on his first time there. I will continue using this office for my exams and my sons.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Very professional, kind, timely, and informative. Highly recommended.
- Oct. 26, 2023
The doctors and staff are great at this facility. i would recommend them everyone. I was treated wit... h a great amount of respect. They were very helpful answering any questions i had
- Oct. 11, 2023
You guys welcomed a blind man off the streets with open arms. The hospitality was unbelievable. In... fact, my own momma doesn't accept me so graciously as you guys did today. God bless the entire staff! You guys are amazing My recommendations are coming your way !!!! Thank you Thank you for giving me hope again!
- Oct. 10, 2023
TSO Baytown, Tx. My husband & I had appointments today for some testing for macular degeneration, et... c, The Staff always makes us feel comfortable & they are always very helpful to answer questions, etc. Doc Chris Warford does a great job for our eye exams & glasses!! Thanks to you all 👀 👍
- Oct. 06, 2023
The whole process from exam to finish was amazing I appreciate how much Dr. Tan explained all my con... cerns and questions. And the staff is so kind and helpful I definitely could call this best eye doctor experience ever.
- Oct. 03, 2023
I received friendly and quick service. My visit with Dr. Moderhack was very enjoyable and he explain... ed everything to me in a way that I understood. Will continue to visit.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Dr.Tan is awesome. She was very detailed about my eye condition and very helpful with care instruct... ions. She is genuine, an amazing eye specialist.
- Sep. 20, 2023
When the door opens, Cecelia (or others at the front desk) greets everyone. ❤️ There was minimal... wait time before Vanessa did her preparation for me to see the doctor. I move slowly these days and she was very patient.🩷 This was my first time to see Dr. Tan. She reviewed the information Vanessa collected and explained how those results impact my vision and prognosis. 💜
- Sep. 12, 2023
First time visit for my daughter and it was an awesome experience. The staff members were respectful... , prompt, and knowledgeable! Highly recommend this team for your vision care.
- Sep. 04, 2023
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- Sep. 01, 2023
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This was our first visit to TSO The doctor and staff were all friendly and helpful
- Aug. 16, 2023
First time in, and will be back. Easy process, in and out quickly. Explained everything well and mad... e the buying process easy on me. All around easy on me.
- Jul. 07, 2023
Very clean, very professional and a very polite administration team. Doctor was so kind as well. Th... ank you TSO.
- Jul. 05, 2023
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- Jun. 30, 2023
The people and service are fantastic. Quick and timely appointments.
- Jun. 28, 2023
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- Jun. 23, 2023
Friendly and excellent service.
- Jun. 21, 2023
I have been going to TSO for over 30 years. Dr. Warford and his staff are amazing.

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Glaucoma Testing Treatment FAQs

How does an eye doctor diagnose glaucoma?

Since glaucoma has no side effects early on, it is essential for people with a family history of risk factors for glaucoma to get tested. The following tests diagnose glaucoma:

  • Tonometry: measures the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (dilated eye exam): examines the shape and color of the optic nerve
  • Perimetry: measures your field of vision
  • Gonioscopy: checks the angle where the iris meets the cornea
  • Pachymetry: determines the thickness of the cornea to better evaluate eye pressure.
What foods should you avoid if you have glaucoma?

The following are the foods every glaucoma patient should consider avoiding immediately. It should help keep your optic nerve healthy and minimize eye pressure.

  • Caffeine - certain studies show that caffeine contributes to increased intraocular pressure.
  • Saturated fats - a diet high in saturated fats can lead to weight gain, which not only increases intraocular pressure but also cholesterol levels.
  • Trans fats - try to limit your consumption of trans fats because they can also raise cholesterol levels
  • Salt - make sure to consume salt sparingly, as increased blood pressure can indirectly lead to intraocular pressure.
What percentage of glaucoma patients go blind?

About 60% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma will eventually lose some vision.

However, the rate of legal blindness among glaucoma patients is 5%. Getting effective treatment early on will greatly increase your ability to preserve and maximize your vision.


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Don’t lose sight of your future.

With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled.

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