Glaucoma Treatments Huntington WV

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G William Lavery, MD
(304) 522-6500
1611 13th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: Eye Consultants Of Huntington

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Michael Allen Fiery, MD
(304) 522-8311
PO Box 366
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv; St Marys Hospital, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: Eye Care Inc

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Dina Blom, MD
(304) 522-8311
1508 6th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Ft Walton Beach Med Ctr, Ft Walton Bch, Fl

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Craig Michael Morgan, MD
(304) 522-6500
1611 13th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv; St Marys Hospital, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: Eye Consultants Of Huntington

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Sally Oakes, MD
(304) 522-7225
1852 Military Rd
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Illinois - Chicago
Graduation Year: 1968

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Sally Lue Reggel Oakes, MD
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1968

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Paul Sungchul Lee, MD
1660 12th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Craig Morgan
(304) 522-6500
1611 13th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David Wellington Cook, MD
1300 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1979

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Russell L Fry, MD
(304) 529-2800
1151 Hal Greer Blvd
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ
Graduation Year: 2000

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Glaucoma Treatments

Most cases of Glaucoma can be treated with eyedrops and occasionally oral medication. Should these methods be unsuccessful, laser or conventional surgery can be effective.

Treating Glaucoma With Eyedrops:
The most common eyedrops used for Glaucoma today are the "beta blockers". Usually used twice a day, they are called beta blockers because they block the beta receptors of the sympathetic nervous system. First introduced in the late 70's, beta blockers (such as Betagan, Betoptic, and Timoptic) reduce pressure without some of the side effects produced by other glaucoma eye drops. They do, however, have their own set of side effects. They can make asthma and irregular heart rhythms worse in people who already have these conditions. In some cases, they can even cause emotional problems such as depression.

Before beta blockers arrived, glaucoma was usually treated with a drug called pilocarpine, available as Pilocar and Isopto Carpine. Usually used four times a day, it is highly effective for decreasing the pressure by increasing the amount of fluid that can be drained from the eye. One problem with pilocarpine is that it constricts the pupil and reduces the amount of light that enters the eyes, making it harder to see. As a result, many doctors will start a patient out with one of the beta blockers...

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Glaucoma: About, Types, Treatments

The most common form of Glaucoma steals sight gradually, and has thus earned the grim nickname "sneak thief of sight." Eleven percent of blindness cases are the result of Glaucoma, and millions of Americans suffer from the disease.

If Glaucoma is diagnosed early, drugs can control it for a lifetime. People with undetected Glaucoma can lose much of their vision before realizing how severely the disease has restricted their sight. Consequently, physicians recommend that everyone over thirty-five years of age have his/her eyes tested for Glaucoma at least every two years.

How Glaucoma Harms Your Eyes:

The major sign of Glaucoma is high pressure within the eye. The rise in pressure results from a build up of aqueous fluid. This fluid bears a heavy responsibility. The nutrients it contains feed both the cornea and the lens. The ciliary body, behind the iris, constantly secretes aqueous fluid, about one-fifth of an ounce per day. From the ciliary body, the fluid flows into the posterior chamber, then slowly circulates over the lens and toward the pupil. There, it flows over the rim of the iris and into the anterior chamber, behind the cornea...

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Types Of Glaucoma

With every form of glaucoma, constant vigilance is the best protection against this stealthy vision thief. Here are the different types of glaucoma you should watch for, especially after the age of thirty-five:

Open Angle Glaucoma:
The most common form of glaucoma is open-angle, or chronic simple glaucoma. It runs in families but does not hit very member of the family. Sometimes it skips one or even several generations. It's called open-angle because, although it looks as if there is no reason why the fluid cannot drain out of the eyes properly, it can't. The blockage seems to be caused by an increased resistance to the outflow of fluid within the trabecular meshwork. Why? No one knows yet. We do know that it usually affects both eyes, but the rise in pressure may be greater in one eye than in the other. See the page Glaucoma Treatments for information about cures for open-angle glaucoma.

Angle Closure Glaucoma:
Angle closure glaucoma, also known as narrow-angle glaucoma, accounts for less than 5 percent of all glaucoma. But when it does strike, it strikes fast. It occurs when the outflow of fluid is suddenly blocked, which causes a quick fluid backup and a rapid and dangerous climb in intraocular pressure. It is an emergency condition. A patient can experience severe eye pain, blurred vision, colored halos around lights, nausea, and vomiting. Unless the pressure is relieved within a few hours, the patient can be permanently blinded. Pilocarpine drops are frequently used to immediately relieve the pressure, after which surgery is performed to permanently solve the problem....

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