Glaucoma Specialist Cataract Surgeon Anjali Sheth, MD Video Transcript

I treat glaucoma and cataracts. Glaucoma is a disease of high pressure in the eye, so it is very patient dependent. It is a silent disease, so patients will not know they have it without being screened for it. There are multiple risk factors including family history, race, age, how their nerves look, and what their pressures are. What drew me to glaucoma as a speciality in ophthalmology was the continuity of care. We form these bonds with patients that are deeper than just a vision check that you see and don’t see again for a year. I also treat cataracts, which is a natural clouding of the natural lens in the eye, so we are first born the lens is clear and as we get older the proteins start to solidify and yellow over time. Patients will notice that their vision is not as sharp, glasses aren’t working for them, or they get a lot of glare or trouble at nighttime with driving. Cataract surgery generally takes 5 to 10 minutes, but it can be complex, so we evaluate that on a patient-to-patient basis.

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