Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which increased fluid pressure in the eye causes damage to the optic nerve. Unless it is recognized and treated, loss of vision can occur.
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.
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.
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. Please visit the respective pages to learn more about these procedures.