Glaucoma Treatment in Lake City

Glaucoma Treatment in Lake City

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. Broome Eye Care & Optical 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 Broome Eye Care & Optical, 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 Broome Eye Care & Optical in Lake City 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 Lake City

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Humana

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
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- Dec. 28, 2023
My wife and daughter started going to Dr. Broome (Mrs. Kimberly) earlier this year. They liked her s... o much I started going there as well. They have a clean facility and a large variety of designer prescription & prescription sunglasses. I just saw Dr. Broome(Mr. Frank) for the first time today. He was great. Very thorough, professional, & down to earth. I drive 1.5 hours round trip to see them and it's worth every minute. Thank you Dr. Broome for your help today! You're the best!
- Oct. 14, 2023
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- Jun. 16, 2023
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- May. 07, 2023
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- Apr. 19, 2023
Wonderful staff, everyone was helpful & kind. Service was effective & thorough! I was super comforta... ble, the frames are all so nice, variety collections & brands. I will definitely be going again & again. Thank you broome eye care 🙂
- Mar. 04, 2023
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- Jan. 05, 2023
My 90 year old mother was seen by Dr. Frank Broome today. He was very kind, considerate and through.... All of his staff were extremely friendly and worked so well with my mother who is in a wheelchair. I was extremely pleased with their professionalism and kindness.
- Jun. 26, 2022
Everyone there has always been great. The staff is very knowledgeable, all have very pleasant person... alities and very professional.
- Oct. 08, 2021
They had some issues with the lenses for my sunglasses due to the lab and no fault of their own. Wes... ley stayed on top of it and communicated with me through the whole process. I am 100% satisfied and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
- Sep. 23, 2021
Super nice staff! Awesome doctor. I enjoyed the entire eye exam experience, Will be back 🙂
- Jun. 22, 2021
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- Apr. 08, 2021
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- Mar. 26, 2021
I have worn glasses since I was 12yrs old, I have had many experiences with different eyeglass docto... rs, Dr. Broome and his staff are, hands down the finest experience to date, Thank you for your attentive and cheerful interaction I love my new eyes and will definitely re waacommend you to my friends and family, Thanks again
- Mar. 23, 2021
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- Jan. 12, 2021
My experience at Broome Eye Care was outstanding. Dr. Broome and his entire staff were very profess... ional and my appointment was efficient and right on time which I appreciated. Regarding their selections of frames and lenses, my expectations were exceeded as both my wife and I found new glasses that we like very much. Having an outstanding optometrist with a central location in Lake City is a real plus to our family. I highly recommend Broome Eye Care and Optical!
- Sep. 14, 2020
Very satisfied I would recommend this place to anyone very friendly and helpful
- Jan. 17, 2020
I am sad to say my new insurance is no longer accepted here, but regardless I got into a jam and the... staff still supported me and resolved my situation. I am still in the process of finding new care, but the office staff was still there for me.
- Nov. 18, 2019
Dr Broome is fantastic. Very knowledgeable, kind and personable. So glad I choose them over other hi... ghly recommended business in Lake City
- Oct. 04, 2019
On vacation, but forgot my glasses and contacts at home. Luckily after a quick Google search I found... Broome's and I am so glad I did. Dr. (Mrs.) Broome took care of me and gave me a couple of sample pairs to make sure the rest of my vacation was spent with the ability to see! Thank you, Drs. Broome!
- Sep. 21, 2019
First time going to Broome. He explained what he was doing and why. Never had this happen before. H... e took very good care of me, great experience!

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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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