Glaucoma Treatment in Loveland

Glaucoma Treatment in Loveland

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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. Dr Hulme EyeCare & Dry Eye 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.

Preserve Your Vision For Longer

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.

Getting routine eye exams is crucial, as they can check for any eye diseases that may be lurking under the surface to prevent any problems from arising by catching them early on.

At Dr Hulme EyeCare & Dry Eye 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 Dr Hulme EyeCare & Dry Eye Center in Loveland 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 Loveland

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  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm ( call office for extended hours )
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  • Sunday Closed
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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 IOT 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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- Apr. 14, 2022
Just like all the other reviews say, Dr.hulme and his entire staff are wonderful they are really ou... Show Moret to help you with your eye care and they have all the newest high tech machines to test your eyes with, especially if you have dry eye symptoms. Dr.hulmes even found some other problems with my left eye after a car accident with his high tech gadgets and was able to send to me to a specialist that does eye surgery too. Will be going back since my dry eye symptoms are really annoying and is hard to find a Eye Doctor thats knows his stuff all well as Dr hulme.
- Apr. 07, 2022
I have been a Dr. Hulme patient for about 12 years. He is an excellent provider and I wouldn’t con... Show Moresider ever going anywhere else. Marcia was in charge of my care this time and she was fantastic! Very personable. 100% recommend.
- Mar. 20, 2022
Professional and personal! Excellent patient education and explanation of my exam results and the pl... Show Morean moving forward! Highly recommend!!
- Jan. 07, 2022
Doc is always straight forward and wants nothing but the best for every person that comes through th... Show Moree door. The staff always go the full distance to help me out and to make sure I walk out with exactly the glasses I want. Best optometrist I’ve ever been to.
- Dec. 29, 2021
The Staff was very professional. The physician really took his time updating my script, explaining h... Show Moreis findings, and seemed genuinely interested in my care. Follow up for my new glasses was quick and easy. Great selection of frames. I can't say enough about what a great experience I had at their office.
- Dec. 20, 2021
I love this office! I take all of my children here, and have recently switched eye doctors so that ... Show MoreI can see (pun definitely intended, hahaha) Dr. Hulme. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Dr. Hulme is informative, and he talks you through everything. It is very obvious that he is passionate about what he does. Any questions you have, he is able to answer. 100% recommend.
- Nov. 30, 2021
Great person. Explains the what and why of what he is doing. Receptionist very pleasant. Pre examin... Show Moreation process was very easy. The staff that fits your eye glasses know their stuff. Very efficient, professional and friendly. Highly recommend this establishment.
- Nov. 17, 2021
Dr.Hulme is a great eye doctor always very pleasant and explains things and didn’t try to force me... Show More into a costly procedure as another place in Loveland had done and didn’t even offer me other options as Dr. Hulme did. Liz is fabulous has gone above and beyond to make sure I had proper eye drops and working with my insurance and myself to make sure I was doing alright. Front desk has been always so nice to I appreciate all of them
- Nov. 16, 2021
Awesome service, flexible, professional with an awesome customer experience. It is well worth drivin... Show Moreg 2-1/2 hours to see them. Great job and great work to their Team!
- Nov. 14, 2021
I've been going to Dr. Hulme for eye care for many years. He does excellent work and very much cares... Show More about his patients. Highly recommended.
- Oct. 26, 2021
Dr.Hulme is down to earth and straight forward his staff are professional and friendly. It was a ple... Show Moreasent experience.
- Sep. 30, 2021
Just moved here a few months ago. Had several recommendations to go here. I was very happy with my a... Show Moreppointment. Dr. Hulme is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed working with the Optician Jared (I think that was his name). He helped me find my new pair of glasses and I love them!! Can't wait to get them. Will be a return patient!!
- Sep. 15, 2021
Dr. Hulme and his staff are all very professional and efficient and knowledgeable. They are also war... Show Morem and friendly and make an office visit a pleasure!
- Jul. 28, 2021
I've been going to Dr. Hulme for 10 or so years. Always friendly, great eye care, and eye glasses. I... Show More've recommended friends, my spouse, and coworkers to him. Never heard of any issues.
- Jul. 21, 2021
Super people super prices with a super doctor. Really can't say enough here. Been going to see Dr Hu... Show Morelme for about 8 years now
- Jun. 23, 2021
Doctor saw me in an emergency situation as something had been in my right eye 👁 for 24 hours caus... Show Moreing extreme pain with every blink. Tried all the tricks, pull top lid over bottom, blink-blink-blink, eye drops, eye flush, nothing I did worked. Ultimately he found a foreign object, q-tipped it off my inverted eye lid. Voila’ no more pain!!! Love ❤️ Doctor Hulme❣️
- Jun. 03, 2021
Dr.Humes was awesome at my appointment. He was thorough and took the time to talk about options for ... Show Moreglasses, contacts and lasik surgery. All of his staff was helpful and kind. This is the only place I'll go for my eyes!
- May. 26, 2021
Our whole family has been going to De Hulme for over 20 years and we’ve never been dissatisfied. ... Show MoreThey are very attentive to every aspect of eye care and we are so grateful.
- May. 20, 2021
Been going to Dr. Hulme for over 25 yrs. Great people.
- Apr. 16, 2021
Dr Hulme made me feel so comfortable with his very impressive knowledge of my eyes just seeing me fo... Show Morer the first time. I have some fairly degenerative problems with my one eye and he was truly concerned and put me at ease with his solution. I will recommend to everyone Thank you Doc Hulme I’ll be your patient forever

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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 as 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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