Glaucoma Treatment in Flower Mound

Glaucoma Treatment in Flower Mound

Don’t Let Glaucoma Rob You of Your Sight

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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. Ogletree Eye Care 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 Ogletree Eye Care, 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 Ogletree Eye Care in Flower Mound 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 Flower Mound

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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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- May. 09, 2024
Very Friendly no waiting.
- May. 02, 2024
Always great experience.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Really great service by the entire staff and my Dr did a wonderful job taking the time to explain my... results.
- Apr. 24, 2024
Was able to promptly schedule an appointment, check in was easy, team members were welcoming & frien... dly, Dr. was knowledgeable and thorough she was also pleasant which made the appointment enjoyable!!
- Apr. 17, 2024
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- Apr. 08, 2024
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- Apr. 05, 2024
I have been going to Ogletree Eye Care for the past 6 years and it consistently delivers amazing cus... tomer service and excellent quality of care from Dr. Kelly Visentine. The office staff is always very thoughtful, friendly, and accommodating with office visits. Abundant selection of glasses to choose from. They also have a nice selection of high-end frames. They take a lot of different insurances and have discounts on frames if you don't. They do eye wellness checks and have options to "not' have your eyes dilated, which to me is the best service they have. It is located in the Target area but secretly located in the back near the McDonalds. With so many different places to choose from in Flower Mound, this place is a hidden gem and will continue to come back every year for my exams. Thank you to the staff and Dr. Visentine for always taking good care of me.
- Apr. 01, 2024
It is so nice when visiting a professional office where everyone from the front desk and back again ... are so positive and kind. Thank you!
- Mar. 11, 2024
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- Mar. 02, 2024
My wife and I were referred here after having problems finding a provider under BCBS. The staff wer... e all very friendly and knowledgeable in addition to understanding how to work with our insurance. We highly recommend!
- Feb. 09, 2024
Dr. Ogletree and her staff are friendly professionals who've provided my eye care for many years. I ... highly recommend this practice for your eye and eyewear care.
- Feb. 08, 2024
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- Jan. 26, 2024
All staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Very professional, and nothing is rushed.
- Jan. 17, 2024
Wonderful staff. Best place in Flower Mound for eye care.
- Jan. 06, 2024
I wanted to take a moment and publicly commend a most amazing staff at Ogletree Eye Care-Flower Moun... d, TX. I’ve been going there a few years and find every single person I encounter is exceptional, from the people on the phone to lovely welcoming front desk staff Alyssa and Daena, Techs Angela, Amanda and Deanna, wonderful eyeglass consult and fittings by one-of-a-kind and very patient rep Jessica, and of course the expert comprehensive exam provided by O.D Janet Ogletree. I always feel like I am part of the family. Each staff member goes above and beyond to ensure every question is answered, any concerns I have resolved and that I feel confident that my care is extraordinary. I highly recommend this eye care practice as it is a step above the competition. I’ve already been to the ‘wrong’ eye care office. Ogletree cemented what it is like to be among top professionals who care about patient satisfaction. A patient is never rushed and every congenial team member provides service with a smile and ++++ more. Congrats to all on a job well done.
- Dec. 31, 2023
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- Dec. 11, 2023
The staff is always spot on!!!
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- Dec. 03, 2023
Great staff very efficient and helpful.

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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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