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Diagnosing Glaucoma at Coastal Vision

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As we close out National Glaucoma Awareness month, it’s important to address diagnosing glaucoma.   How do optometrists diagnose glaucoma? What tests are involved? Which information is more useful or important in diagnosing glaucoma?   Diagnosing glaucoma is really about identifying pieces of the puzzle and putting them together to give a […]

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What is Glaucoma?

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness month.  Increasing awareness is a big priority for many eye doctors for 3 reasons.   First, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.  Second, blindness from glaucoma is preventable.  Third, it’s estimated that nearly half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even […]

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Preeclampsia and the Eyes

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Preeclampsia is a complication during pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, and signs of damage to other organ system–most often the kidneys.  It usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women who previously had normal blood pressure.   Even slight rises in blood pressure during this period of pregnancy can […]