Glaucoma Treatment in Battle Ground

Glaucoma Treatment in Battle Ground

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. Battle Ground Vision Center 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 Battle Ground Vision Center, 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 Battle Ground Vision Center in Battle Ground 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 Battle Ground

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Adventist Health
  • Adventist Risk Management Inc.
  • Allegiance
  • American National
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • APWU Health Plan
  • AR Benefits
  • Bankers Life
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boilermakers National Funds
  • Carpenters
  • Cigna Vision
  • Cowlitz
  • Cypress Benefit
  • Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Benefit Solutions
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • IBEW
  • Life Wise Health Plan of Washington
  • Lions Club
  • Loomis
  • MODA
  • Manhattan Life
  • Medicare
  • Medishare
  • MESO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Noridian Healthcare Solutions
  • Optum
  • Pacific Source
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Premera blue cross blue shield of Alaska
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence
  • Regence Group Administrators
  • Spectera
  • State Farm
  • TransAmerica
  • Tricare for Life
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
  • Zenith American Solutions

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
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 13, 2024
DeMisha clearly loves what she does and cares about her customers.
- Aug. 05, 2023
I called late on a Friday afternoon, they said walk-ins are welcome. They accepted my daughter’s i... nsurance and worked with us to find a style of glasses that would fit her needs. The ladies explained the process of picking out glass to fit a certain way and why. It was an amazing experience.
- Apr. 29, 2023
Helped in every way.
- Apr. 10, 2023
I did not have my eye exam here, but I did purchase my glasses here because of DeMeishah. She helpe... d me in the past with picking out glasses at another location and I was so impressed with her that when the time came I needed another pair of glasses and was able to find out that she now is working here, I followed her. She knows her stuff. She's very knowledgable about glass frames and lenses, is very patient, sweet, great personality and honest. She will be honest with what does/does not look good on you and what will or will not work well for your prescription. It's important to her that you like how you look in your new glasses and that they are comfortable. She will not steer you in the wrong direction. Once I chose my frames and lens the turnaround time was not long.
- Mar. 13, 2023
This clinic has state of the art equipment. This was the best exam I have ever experienced. From s... tart to finish a great experience. I highly recommend.
- Jul. 18, 2022
Amazing service and knowledge staff. Thanks for the great experience!
- Mar. 16, 2022
Quick appointment. No delay seeing the doctor. Staff was very friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable... regarding my specific needs.
- Jan. 18, 2022
First time was a charm the staff are second to none, friendly professional and very willing to get m... y eye site back to normal the doctor was amazing highly recommended this place of business..
- Dec. 09, 2021
Super happy with this little gem of a shop. Friendly staff, efficient, helpful and they use high te... ch stuff so...no eye dilation!!! Plus, I found cute frames. Very happy with my experience.
- Jun. 02, 2021
Great people and great service...especially Tony. Thank you for the efforts to meet or exceed your ... customer's needs.
- Nov. 16, 2020
Have been going here for years, the staff are extra pleasant and professional. I've always had a go... od experience. Highly recommend this vision center.
- Jul. 22, 2020
I love them. They're friendly, professional, and good at what they do.
- Jun. 20, 2019
We love Battle Ground Vision! As a family that uses glasses and contacts we appreciate their knowled... geable and friendly staff. They’re always willing to help us out and go above and beyond. Plus their selection is amazing!
- Jun. 25, 2018
Very friendly and honest with me.
- Mar. 07, 2018
I originally found BG Vision out of a desire to shop locally and my insurance accepted them. We have... left the area but continue to travel back because the STAFF and Drs. are all together FABULOUS and provide EXCELLENT service...and the selection of frames has always had "the" one. Too bad I can only give 5 stars...
- Jun. 28, 2017
Nice friendly staff, and Doctor. Seemed knowledgeable and helpful at everything to do with my eyes a... nd vision. Stayed late to help me learn how to put in and take out my contacts.
- Jan. 11, 2017
So freindly been goin since i was a kid always got me super complicated prescription right

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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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