January is glaucoma awareness month, so there is no better time to talk about this common eye affliction. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide, second only to cataracts. Unlike cataracts, vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that leads to progressive damage of the optic… Read More
As always here at Milwaukee Eye Care, we are hard at work keeping up with the latest technology in eye care. Today is no exception, and the hot topic is that a revolutionary way to treat glaucoma is in the works! Glaucoma is a condition which results in loss of optic nerve tissue over time,… Read More
So it turns out that you need cataract surgery. Maybe you’ve known for a long time and delayed the decision to have surgery or perhaps you’ve recently been diagnosed and told you need to have surgery soon. The prospect of having surgery on your eyes can seem very scary. You might ask yourself how you… Read More
Spring and Summer will be here before we know it and with the lovely weather comes travel and vacation plans. Sometimes life interferes and foils our itinerary. We can never predict when a medical condition might pop up and cause us to rethink travel plans. It is common for us to field questions regarding travel… Read More
Glaucoma is a common and chronic disease that affects a person’s vision. There are several ways of treating glaucoma, but there’s an innovative new option for patients that reduces eye pressure, the iStent. Milwaukee Eye Care’ surgeon Nicholas Frame, MD was the first in the area trained to do the procedure.
In a recent study*, researchers found that women who take birth control bills were at a higher risk of developing glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness. Here is a Q & A to help you understand more about the possible association and how you or someone you love can protect their vision. Q:… Read More
Putting Pressure on Glaucoma Patients ask me all of the time, ‘What exactly is glaucoma’? I’m so glad people want to know. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, and your awareness is the first step in staying healthy! The most common type of glaucoma occurs when there’s a build-up of fluid in… Read More