Westwood Ophthalmology has returned to its normal office hours. We have made significant changes to the office in order to maintain safety and social distancing which includes removing the majority of the waiting room chairs and limiting the number of patients seen in the office each day.  All physicians and staff are wearing masks. We require all patients to wear some sort of face covering to protect others in the office. The waiting room is being cleaned multiple times a day and each exam room is cleaned thoroughly in between each patient. Additionally, we are asking that each patient come alone unless assistance is absolutely needed, or the patient is a minor. If you have family in the car, please have them wait in the car until the exam is finished unless they need to enter the office for some reason. We are also offering our patients telemedicine as a remote option for you to connect with one of our physicians. Please call the office to see if this option is amenable to your problem.
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve, usually due to elevated intraocular pressure.  Vision loss can occur if damage is severe or treatment is not instituted.  Since glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, early detection and treatment are necessary to preserve the health of the optic nerve.

There are two basic types of glaucoma. They include:

1. Open-Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type that occurs in approximately 90 percent of those who suffer from the disease. This condition can develop gradually and be undetected for years, slowly damaging vision.

2. Narrow-Angle Glaucoma

Closed-angle glaucoma (also called angle-closure glaucoma), which is much more rapid in the onset, affects less than ten percent of glaucoma patients. Symptoms occur suddenly and are much more severe, but vision can be preserved with prompt, effective treatment.

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  • Monday: 8am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-8pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-5pm
  • Thursday: 8am-5pm
  • Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday: 8am-12noon

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