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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Glaucoma Highlighted at The Eye Care & Surgery Center

The Eye Care & Surgery Center wishes to highlight the need for regular eye exams with glaucoma testing should be part of everyone’s eye health & vision agenda.  We know that the key step in preventing vision loss from glaucoma is early detection, diagnosis and treatment- especially for our aging population and those with any factors that increase their risk of glaucoma such as age as there an increase is risk as patients transcend through their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, diabetes and other vascular disease, smoking, early menopause amd especially if a sibling has glaucoma. We strongly recommend that siblings of glaucoma patients be screened each and every year as their risk of developing glaucoma is some 5 times higher than the typical population. Further, patients should be particularly sensitive to the fact that in African-American and Hispanic populations, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness.

If you or someone you know has a question about glaucoma, glaucoma risks or needs a glaucoma eye exam please call The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 908-789-8999, visit The Eye Care & Surgery Center or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Care & Surgery Center is staffed by a team of Board Certified NJ Ophthalmologists who are subspecialty Fellowship trained New Jersey eye surgeons, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, surgery for cataracts, intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgery including eyelid surgery and facial and skin rejuvenation as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear  and optical services.

With locations at 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, 10 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, New Jersey 07059 and 517 Route One South, Suite 1100, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, The Eye Care & Surgery Center is a leading NJ eye care practice conveniently located for patients from throughout central and northern New Jersey.