We invite you to schedule eye exams for you and your family at our conveniently-located eye care centers in Longmont or Lafayette. Another great reason to visit us is to periodically receive glaucoma testing. Glaucoma is a group of potentially blinding eye disorders characterized by optic nerve deterioration. There are many forms of the disease, both acute and chronic, open and closed; but if left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. Early diagnosis and management is the key to preventing this eye disease from causing blindness.
Whether diagnosing glaucoma at its earliest stage or treating the most advanced cases of the disease, Dr. Micah Rothstein and Dr. Anjali Sheth, fellowship-trained glaucoma specialists, have the experience and expertise to handle the entire spectrum of glaucoma. Drs. Rothstein and Sheth see patients in our Longmont, Lafayette and Greeley locations. They will soon be accepting patients in our new Boulder location as well.
Learn More About Glaucoma:
The Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado uses the latest advances in diagnostic imaging, including high-resolution OCT and stereo fundus photography imaging. Our exam rooms are state-of-the-art and allow for consultations in comfort and privacy. You can view our exam rooms and in-house laser suite by visiting our virtual tour. We can perform glaucoma laser treatments like SLT and selective laser trabeculoplasty in a comfortable and convenient environment. For advanced cases requiring surgery, Dr. Rothstein and Dr. Sheth utilize both the Longs Peak Surgery Center and Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, and Foothills Surgery Center in Boulder when performing procedures like cataract surgery, MicroPulse cyclophotocoagulation, and MIGS including: Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP), iStent, XEN stent, CyPass microbypass surgeries at the time of cataract extraction, as well as traditional glaucoma filtering procedures of trabeculectomy and tube shunt placement.
Symptoms of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent” thief of sight because many times there are no major symptoms of the condition in its early stages. Glaucoma is the result of optic nerve damage that may be caused by elevated intraocular (eye) pressure. If the condition is left untreated, blindness will occur. Read More…
What to Expect on Your Initial Consultation
You will be greeted by our front desk and asked to complete all necessary paperwork. You can also fill this out prior to your appointment.
Next, an ophthalmic technician will get baseline information and perform more extensive testing that will help to inform our physicians of your individual situation. This information includes personal history, vision, pressure, visual field examination, optic nerve photos, and OCT nerve imaging.
Next, you will either have a gonioscopy exam or have your eyes dilated per your physician’s discretion. The initial consultation can last 2 to 2.5 hours, but this allows for time enough to obtain all necessary information in order to properly diagnose your glaucoma. In some circumstances, we will require that you return for additional testing.
Common Glaucoma Procedures