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A Leading Cause of Blindness: Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, but it’s treatable when diagnosed early. Kenneth Weinlander, MD, diagnoses glaucoma and offers customized treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery at Milwaukee Eye Surgeons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Glaucoma doesn’t cause symptoms until it damages your vision, so make an appointment for an exam by calling Milwaukee Eye Surgeons or booking online today.

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Glaucoma Q & A

Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight” because it typically doesn’t cause symptoms until your vision is permanently damaged. Glaucoma encompasses several diseases that cause the pressure in your eyeballs to increase, which damages your optic nerve and causes blindness.

The two most common types of glaucoma are open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma. The angles are small openings, called drainage angles, between your cornea and iris that allow extra fluid to escape your eye.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of the disease. It develops gradually, usually because an issue in the trabecular mesh behind your iris prevents your eye from draining correctly.

Closed-angle glaucoma develops rapidly when something blocks or closes your drainage angles, preventing your eyes from draining at all. Closed-angle glaucoma causes acute attacks and symptoms, including:

  • Suddenly blurred vision
  • Halos or auras
  • Severe eye pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting

If you have any glaucoma symptoms, call trusted glaucoma specialists in Milwaukee WI, Milwaukee Eye Surgeons for immediate assistance as glaucoma can cause blindness.

Dr. Weinlander includes glaucoma screening tests in your general eye care. If any of the screening tests are even somewhat suspicious for glaucoma, he performs additional testing to stratify your risk and diagnose your condition.

At Milwaukee Eye Surgeons, Dr. Weinlander provides customized treatment plans for glaucoma. In some cases, he can prescribe medicated eye drops to manage your condition. He might also recommend laser treatments, including trabeculoplasty and iridotomy, to improve your eye drainage.

As a board-certified and fellowship-trained eye surgeon, Dr. Weinlander also offers state-of-the-art glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), to address more severe cases.

Dr. Weinlander offers laser surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery when medical treatments such as eye drops won’t address the cause of your disease.


Call Milwaukee Eye Surgeons today if you need a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery expert or if you’re due for a comprehensive eye exam and glaucoma screening.

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"Dr. Weinlander is very knowledgeable, thorough and patient! He spent time helping me understand more about my eye health. I was very satisfied with the service I received."

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"Dr. Weinlander is incredibly knowledgeable and was able to take a more conservative approach to my eye problem where my regular optometrist wanted to do something that would have been painful and costly. I highly recommend setting an appointment at Milwaukee Eye Surgeons."

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