THE GLAUCOMA INSTITUTE OF
The eye is an enclosed system that generates fluid. Failure in the drainage system of the eye creates increases in intraocular pressure which ultimately causes damage to the optic nerve in a condition called Glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that most noticeably affects an individuals peripheral vision and may ultimately lead to blindness. As of 2020, it is estimated that about 2% of the U.S. population (more than 6 million people) has Glaucoma.
There have been significant advances with Glaucoma management in the past few years, from early screening to less invasive treatments. As our practice champions the best services for our patients, we formed The Glaucoma Institute of State College in 2016 to provide the latest in Glaucoma care.
THE GLAUCOMA INSTITUTE OF STATE COLLEGE
In 2016, we at Nittany Eye Associates decided that the level of Glaucoma care in the central region wasn’t where it needed to be. Newer technologies and screening methods became available, along with a wide array of options for Glaucoma management. One test may show that your pressure has improved while another may suggest Glaucoma progression. A specific prescription drop may work for one person but be less effective for another. We feel that your experiences with Glaucoma are unique; therefore your treatment should be customized.
The Glaucoma Institute of State College serves as one of the few secondary referral centers for Glaucoma within the central part of Pennsylvania. Our clinical director Dr. Michael Cymbor and our ophthalmologist Dr. Parag Parekh have received extensive training in Glaucoma care; they provide not only the customized treatment, but personalized care. We also participate in research efforts to improve the specificity of testing devices and identify components of prescription drops to maximize comfort.
We will accept both referrals and new patients.
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE SPECIAL TESTS WE USE FOR GLAUCOMA MANAGMENT.
Testing for inflammation that may cause dryness in the eye
Ocular Response Analyzer
The Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) Is A Test For Eye Pressure)
Ocular Coherence Tomography
OCT is a Cross Sectional Scanning of the Retina and Nerve, As well as Angiographic Imagery to examine blood vessels, and Examination of the Cornea
Visual Field Testing
Peripheral and Central Vision testing to determine the presence of visual field defects/blind spots
Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph
HRT is 3D Compression Imagery of the Optic Nerve.
High Definition photo of the back of the eye
To map the contour of the front surface of the eye, as well as measure the depth of the anterior chamber of the eye
P-ERG evaluates the correlation between visual stimulus and brain function in order to determine the health of cells inside the eye