Healthy Vision Institute

Understanding And Managing
Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Angle-Closure Glaucoma, often known as a "sudden sight stealer," is an acute eye condition that demands immediate attention. This type of glaucoma is characterized by a rapid increase in eye pressure, leading to sudden vision impairment. Unlike Open-Angle Glaucoma, Angle-Closure Glaucoma can cause noticeable symptoms such as eye pain, headaches, and blurred vision.  

As an acute emergency, Angle-Closure Glaucoma requires prompt medical intervention to prevent permanent vision loss. Understanding its symptoms and risk factors is key to preventing serious complications. This page will guide you through the critical aspects of Angle-Closure Glaucoma, from recognizing the initial warning signs to understanding the treatments that can save your sight. 

Recognizing the Signs of
Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Rapid Symptom Onset

Unlike Open-Angle Glaucoma, symptoms of Angle-Closure Glaucoma develop quickly and can be severe. They may include intense eye pain, redness, blurred vision, and seeing halos around lights. 

Understanding the Risk Factors

Certain factors increase the risk of Angle-Closure Glaucoma, including age, farsightedness, and a family history of glaucoma. People of Asian descent and women are also at higher risk. 

The Importance of Immediate Medical Attention

Given its rapid progression, seeking immediate medical care when symptoms occur is critical. Delaying treatment for Angle-Closure Glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss within a matter of hours or days.

Recognizing the Signs of
Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Rapid Symptom Onset

Unlike Open-Angle Glaucoma, symptoms of Angle-Closure Glaucoma develop quickly and can be severe. They may include intense eye pain, redness, blurred vision, and seeing halos around lights. 

Understanding the Risk Factors

Certain factors increase the risk of Angle-Closure Glaucoma, including age, farsightedness, and a family history of glaucoma. People of Asian descent and women are also at higher risk. 

The Importance of Immediate Medical Attention

Given its rapid progression, seeking immediate medical care when symptoms occur is critical. Delaying treatment for Angle-Closure Glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss within a matter of hours or days.

Diagnostic Procedures for Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Intraocular Pressure Measurement

Rapidly increased eye pressure is a hallmark of Angle-Closure Glaucoma. Measuring intraocular pressure is crucial for diagnosis and immediate treatment. 

Gonioscopy

This diagnostic tool is used to examine the drainage angle of the eye, helping to determine if it's open or closed. 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT provides detailed images of the eye's structures, assisting in the diagnosis and management of Angle-Closure Glaucoma. 

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Dr. James Powers
Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr. James Powers is a renowned retinal surgeon and specialist dedicated to providing exceptional care to seniors. With extensive experience in treating conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts, he is committed to preserving vision and improving the eye health of his senior patients.

Dr. Powers believes in a holistic approach to patient care, placing a strong emphasis on open communication and collaboration with his patients and their families. He takes the time to thoroughly educate his patients about their conditions and treatment options, empowering them to make informed decisions about their eye health. Dr. Powers is known for his warm demeanor and genuine concern for each individual under his care, fostering a supportive and comfortable environment for all his patients. With a dedication to excellence and a passion for helping others, Dr. James Powers is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of seniors through his expertise and compassionate care.

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Dr. James Powers
Vitreoretinal Surgeon

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Dr. James Powers is a renowned retinal surgeon and specialist dedicated to providing exceptional care to seniors. With extensive experience in treating conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts, he is committed to preserving vision and improving the eye health of his senior patients.

Preventive Measures and Awareness

Regular Comprehensive Eye Exams

Routine eye exams are crucial for detecting risk factors or early signs of Angle-Closure Glaucoma, especially in individuals at higher risk. 

Awareness of Symptoms

Educating yourself and others about the symptoms of Angle-Closure Glaucoma can lead to faster treatment and better outcomes. 

Understanding the Treatment Process

Familiarizing yourself with the various treatment options available for Angle-Closure Glaucoma can help in making informed decisions if the condition arises. 

Empowering Your Vision Health

Understanding and reacting promptly to the signs of Angle-Closure Glaucoma is crucial for preserving your vision. Regular eye exams, awareness of the symptoms, and knowledge of the treatment options empower you to take charge of your eye health. If you experience any sudden changes in your vision or eye pain, seek immediate medical attention to protect your sight. 

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Speciality Areas

Glaucoma Treatment

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What Causes Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is characterized by damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain.
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Senior Eye Care

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Personalized Care to Enhance Vision and Quality of Life

Our specialized eye care services cater to the unique needs of seniors, addressing age-related eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, retinopathy, and more.
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Floater Removal

REGAIN CLEAR VISION WITH FAST AND EFFECTIVE SAME DAY FLOATER REMOVAL SERVICES AT HEALTHY VISION INSTITUTE

What Are Floaters

Floaters in the eye are tiny specks or spots that appear in your field of vision. They may appear as small, dark, shadowy shapes, or as transparent, threadlike strands that drift across your vision.
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Dry Eye Treatment

ALLEVIATING DISCOMFORT AND RESTORING EYE HEALTH

Personalized Care to Enhance Vision and Quality of Life

We understand the impact that dry eye syndrome can have on your daily life. The burning, stinging, and constant irritation can make simple tasks challenging and affect your overall well-being.
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Diabetic Retinopathy

ADVANCED SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGING AND PRESERVING VISION

Comprehensive Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment by Leading Ophthalmologists

We offer advanced and comprehensive diabetic retinopathy treatment to effectively manage this sight-threatening condition.
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Cataract Surgery

REGAINING CLARITY AND VISUAL FREEDOM

Early Intervention is Essential

Recognizing the signs of cataracts and seeking early intervention is key to preserving your visual health. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or difficulty seeing at night, it may be time to consider cataract surgery.
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Macular Degeneration Treatment/Care

EXPERT CARE AND ADVANCED TREATMENTS

Comprehensive Macular Degeneration Treatment

We provide comprehensive and personalized macular degeneration treatment options.
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Diabetic Eye Care

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How Diabetes affects your eyes

Unfortunately people’s eyes are extremely sensitive to the effects of diabetes. Due to this, diabetics are prone to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, early onset macular degeneration, early onset cataracts, and much more.
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"My family member is a patient of Healthy Vision Institute. And, has been for nearly two decades. It is a Blessing to have a facility and staff as dedicated as this one. Thank you!"

Mandy M.

“I love this place because I love coming and seeing my mom, but the doctors here are absolutely amazing in what they do for people who are losing their eyesight due to diabetes, macular degeneration and RVO. The doctors have steady hands & wonderful personalities. So you are always in good hands at healthy Vision Institute.”

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"Wonderful doctor and staff. Very professional and caring. I'm happy I found a great place to have my eyes taken care of. Recommend highly.”

Just Listen to Our Happy Customers Living A Brighter and Clearer Life Today Because Of Our Physicians

"My family member is a patient of Healthy Vision Institute. And, has been for nearly two decades. It is a Blessing to have a facility and staff as dedicated as this one. Thank you!"

Katherine R.

“I love this place because I love coming and seeing my mom, but the doctors here are absolutely amazing in what they do for people who are losing their eyesight due to diabetes, macular degeneration and RVO. The doctors have steady hands & wonderful personalities. So you are always in good hands at healthy Vision Institute.”

Mandy M.

"Wonderful doctor and staff. Very professional and caring. I'm happy I found a great place to have my eyes taken care of. Recommend highly.”

Donna K.
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New Port Richey

5413 U.S. Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Clearwater

2565 Enterprise Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33763

Saint Petersburg

603 7th St South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR

New Port Richey

5413 U.S. Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Clearwater

2565 Enterprise Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33763

Saint Petersburg

603 7th St South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 6am-10pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm

Contact

Phone: (727) 738-5900
Fax: (727) 738-5740