What is a Glaucoma Doctor

What Does a Glaucoma Specialist Do? 

Expert Insight into Glaucoma Care 

As a dedicated Glaucoma Specialist at Peachtree Ophthalmology, Dr. Washington plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of glaucoma. Here’s a glimpse into what a Glaucoma Specialist does: 

  1. Comprehensive Diagnosis: A Glaucoma doctor conducts thorough eye examinations, including measuring intraocular pressure, assessing the optic nerve, and performing visual field tests, to diagnose various types of glaucoma accurately.
  2. Customized Treatment Plans: Based on the specific type and stage of glaucoma, the eye doctor develops personalized treatment plans. This may involve prescription eye drops, laser therapy, or surgical interventions to manage intraocular pressure and prevent further optic nerve damage.
  3. Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS): Utilizing advanced techniques like MIGS, a Glaucoma Doctor can perform surgical interventions with minimal disruption, reducing recovery time and improving patient outcomes.
  4. Ongoing Monitoring: Glaucoma is a chronic condition that requires continuous monitoring. A Glaucoma Doctor conducts regular follow-up appointments to assess treatment efficacy, adjust medication as needed, and ensure optimal intraocular pressure control.
  5. Collaboration with Other Specialists: In cases where glaucoma coexists with other eye conditions or systemic health issues, a Glaucoma Specialist collaborates with other eye care professionals or healthcare specialists to provide comprehensive care.
  6. Patient Education: A crucial aspect of a Glaucoma Doctor’s role is educating patients about their condition, treatment options, and the importance of adherence to prescribed medications and follow-up appointments.
  7. Research and Innovation: Staying abreast of the latest advancements in glaucoma research and treatment modalities, a Glaucoma Specialist incorporates innovative approaches to enhance patient care and outcomes.
  8. Surgical Expertise: For cases requiring surgical intervention, a Glaucoma Specialist possesses expertise in various surgical techniques, including trabeculectomy, tube shunt surgery, and other advanced procedures to manage glaucoma effectively.
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Choosing a Glaucoma Doctor ensures that individuals with glaucoma receive specialized care tailored to their unique needs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Washington at Peachtree Ophthalmology, located at Norcross,  for expert glaucoma care and personalized treatment plans. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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