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Glaucoma Diagnosis & Managment in Anderson & Indianapolis, IN (317) 854-5431 (765) 374-6077
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Anderson, IN / 765-649-1200
Fountain Square, IN / 317-632-9220
Peak Visual Performance / 765-649-1209

Glaucoma Testing & Management

At Macha Eye Care We Test for and Treat Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a progressive disease of the optic nerve characterized by high intraocular pressure (IOP) and gradual loss of peripheral followed by central vision.

Types of Glaucoma

The angle in the eye is the junction between the cornea and the iris in the anterior chamber. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma and occurs when too much aqueous humor is produced or not enough is drained, even though the angle is wide open. The IOP rises higher than the optic nerve can tolerate causing damage, leading to gradual, progressive, irreversible vision loss.

Sometimes, the angle between the cornea and the iris may be very narrow or even closed, causing the aqueous humour to be trapped in the anterior chamber and unable to drain. This leads to a sudden painful IOP spike. Unlike other types of glaucoma that have no symptoms, acute angle-closure glaucoma causes sudden symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headache, eye pain, blurry vision, intense glare or halos around lights, and excessive tears. To treat angle-closure glaucoma, an ophthalmologist uses a laser to make a small hole in the iris, allowing the aqueous to drain. If the angle is determined to be narrow during routine examination, this laser treatment is done proactively to prevent an acute angle-closure attack.

Acute-angle closure glaucoma is an eye emergency which requires immediate attention. If you experience these symptoms, go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

Sometimes there can be damage to the optic nerve and vision, even when the IOP is normal and the angles are wide open, with adequate drainage of aqueous humor. This is known as normal tension glaucoma and can be difficult to manage. The cause of normal tension glaucoma is still under investigation.

Glaucoma Treatment

There are several treatment strategies available to treat glaucoma and lower the IOP. These include:

  • Eye drops
  • Oral medications (acute angle-closure)
  • Laser surgery
  • Micro-invasive glaucoma shunt surgery (MIGS)

What Causes Glaucoma?

The front segment of the eye between the cornea and the iris is called the anterior chamber. It is filled with a liquid called the aqueous humor, which is continually being produced and drained. If too much aqueous humor is produced or not enough is drained, the intraocular pressure (IOP) may rise. High IOP is generally asymptomatic. You don’t feel it, but over time it can damage the sensitive optic nerve at the back of the eye. This results in very gradual, but permanent vision loss.

Glaucoma Testing

Early detection and treatment of glaucoma through a comprehensive eye examination is the key to preventing debilitating blindness. At every annual exam the doctors at Macha Eye Care will check your IOP and examine your optic nerve to assess your eyes for glaucoma.

If you are a glaucoma suspect, the doctors at Macha Eye Care will complete thorough diagnostic testing, including:

  • Intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement
  • Optic nerve assessment
  • Visual field analysis (Humphery Visual Field Test)
  • Corneal thickness measurement (Pachymetry)
  • Nerve fiber analysis (Optical Coherence Tomography – OCT)

Based on these results and severity of the condition, our optometrists will make the appropriate treatment recommendation, prescribing topical or oral anti-glaucoma medications. If surgical intervention is required, we will refer you to the appropriate ophthalmologist and provide follow up care afterwards.

Schedule an eye examination today.

Two Locations to Serve You Best

Macha Eye Care is available at two convenient locations to serve your vision needs. Our new Fountain Square office is conveniently located near downtown Indianapolis along the cultural trail. The Anderson and Peak Visual Performance location offers comprehensive eye examinations as well as Sports Vision Therapy.

Visit Our New Location in Fountain Square

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Conveniently located less than 2 miles from downtown Indianapolis in a quaint, brightly painted one story building with ample parking. Transportation options include car, bus, Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, BlueIndy car share or walking.

Fountain Square

1429 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Contact Information

Phone +1 317-632-9220
Fax +1 317-632-9222
[email protected]

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit Us in Anderson for Comprehensive Eye Care, Vision Therapy & Sports Vision Training

Macha Eye Care and Peak Visual Performance are just south of the White River, a quarter mile north of Mounds Mall on Scatterfield Road.

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Anderson

1537 S. Scatterfield Rd., Ste B
Anderson, IN 46016

Contact Information

Phone +1 765-649-1200
Fax +1 765-649-4040
[email protected]

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Peak Visual Performance

1541 S. Scatterfield Rd., Ste C
Anderson, IN 46016

Contact Information

Phone +1 765-649-1209
Fax +1 765-649-4040
[email protected]

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By Appointment Only.

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