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Care From Tennessee’s Best Glaucoma Specialist


At Toyos Clinic in Nashville and Memphis, our renowned ophthalmologists, Dr. Rolando Toyos and Dr. Melissa Toyos, lead the way in providing cutting-edge glaucoma care.

With a combined experience of over 50 years, our practice is dedicated to delivering top-tier eye care services, ensuring your vision is in expert hands. Backed by a dynamic research team, Toyos Clinic remains at the forefront of the field, constantly innovating to offer patients the latest advancements in glaucoma treatment.

Trust our experienced team to provide comprehensive care tailored to your needs, where precision, compassion, and expertise converge for optimal eye health outcomes.


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Glaucoma Symptoms and Treatment Options

Glaucoma is an eye disease that involves damage to the optic nerve, which sends signals to the brain. No one knows exactly what causes this damage, but pressure buildup in the eye is one of the major.

risk factors associated with glaucoma. When the optic nerve is damaged by high intraocular pressure, some signals from the eye aren't transmitted to the brain. This can result in visual field loss and, if not managed, could eventually lead to blindness.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the U.S. However, most Americans may be unaware of it because glaucoma does not cause pain or have any noticeable symptoms. People who are at a greater risk for glaucoma usually have the following conditions:

  • At least 45 years old without regular eye exams
  • A family history of glaucoma
  • Abnormally high eye pressure
  • African descent
  • Nearsightedness
  • Diabetes
  • Previous eye injury
  • Regular, long-term use of cortisone/steroid products

Although glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be detected early and controlled. To detect glaucoma, your physician will test your visual acuity, visual field, dilate your pupils, and test the pressure in your eyes. Regular and complete eye exams help to monitor the changes in your eyesight and will help to determine whether you may develop glaucoma.

Glaucoma demands specialized care to preserve vision and prevent progression. At Toyos Clinic, we offer a range of advanced treatment options tailored to address the complexities of this sight-threatening condition.

Our innovative treatment choices include:

  • New Glaucoma Lasers and MIGS Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery: Cutting-edge procedures designed to reduce intraocular pressure effectively.
  • SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty): Outpacing traditional drops, SLT offers a targeted approach to managing glaucoma with precision and efficiency.
  • Comprehensive Care Approach: Our team combines expertise and compassion to guide you through treatment decisions, ensuring optimal outcomes and improved quality of life.

Experience the future of glaucoma care at Toyos Clinic, where innovation meets expertise to safeguard your vision with advanced treatment modalities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common signs of glaucoma?

Common signs of glaucoma may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Tunnel vision
  • Gradual loss of peripheral vision

Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and treatment, especially for individuals over the age of 60, living with diabetes, or with a family history of glaucoma. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult an eye doctor immediately.

Are you able to prescribe glaucoma medications?

Yes, our board-certified ophthalmologists are able to prescribe glaucoma medications as part of your treatment plan. They will review your medical history and conduct a thorough eye exam to determine the best course of treatment for your specific case.

How can I prevent recurrence after I’ve received glaucoma treatment?

To prevent recurrence after receiving glaucoma treatment, it's crucial to follow your ophthalmologist's advice, attend regular follow-up appointments, use prescribed medications as directed, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and promptly report any changes in your vision or symptoms.

How can I get started with the best glaucoma doctors near me?

At Toyos Clinic, our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. To get started, simply schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. They will evaluate your individual needs and discuss treatment options with you.

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