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Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.

Rochester Eye Care
1282 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 650-2255

Hours:
Monday 10-6
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 10-7
Friday 9-5
Some Saturdays 9-1



Rochester and Detroit Glaucoma Specialist - Dr. Mark Weingarten

Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve, responsible for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain, is damaged. Although the nerve damage is usually associated with elevated pressure inside the eye, other factors can be involved. It may begin with the loss of peripheral vision and then advance to a reduction in central vision. Glaucoma can potentially lead to vision loss or blindness.

Most people who have glaucoma don't notice symptoms until they begin to lose some vision. But vision loss from glaucoma can be prevented if it's detected and treated in time.

Who's at Risk of Glaucoma

  • African-Americans over age 40,
  • People with a family history of glaucoma,
  • Individuals over age 60,
  • People with other health conditions, such as diabetes,
  • Those that have experienced a serious eye injury are also considered at risk.

Anyone who falls into one or more of these categories should talk with your doctor about how often an eye examination should be conducted to ensure good vision. Although glaucoma cannot be cured, early detection and treatment can usually preserve vision.

Closed Angle Glaucoma

Most of our Detroit and Rochester glaucoma patients have a chronic form that slowly causes damage to the optic nerve, so slowly that the patient may not even realize it. Most of these patients are treated with eye drops to help lower the pressure. However, laser or surgical treatment may be necessary if the pressure is not controlled.

Closed Angle Glaucoma Treatment Detroit

Open Angle Glaucoma

Some of our glaucoma Detroit patients have a more acute form that causes a sudden onset of pain and loss of vision. Acute glaucoma usually requires emergent medical treatment and subsequent laser surgery to quickly open drainage passages. Regular eye exams are the best way to check for glaucoma. Using specialized instruments, your doctor can test for glaucoma and other visual problems.

Open Angle Glaucoma Treatment Detroit

Dr. Weingarten is an exceptionally talented eye surgery and general eye care specialist offering an extensive array of advanced treatments. Over the course of his career, Dr. Weingarten has become renowned as a foremost LASIK and cataract surgery expert. In addition, he is recognized as a leading glaucoma, macular degeneration, secondary cataracts and presbyopia specialist.

If you would like to schedule a glaucoma consultation in Detroit with Dr. Weingarten, please contact our office by calling (248) 650-2255. We would be more than happy to help you choose a treatment option that is right for you.

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