Glaucoma Informational Video

Glaucoma Informational Video

In the healthy eye, fluid called aqueous humour is made in the front of the eye and flows out through a tiny drain called the trabecular meshwork. The trabecular meshwork is located in an area called the drainage angle. If fluid does not flow out of the drainage angle properly, eye pressure increases and damages the optic nerve.

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Glaucoma Informational Video

In the healthy eye, fluid called aqueous humour is made in the front of the eye and flows out through a tiny drain called the trabecular meshwork. The trabecular meshwork is located in an area called the drainage angle. If fluid does not flow out of the drainage angle properly, eye pressure increases and damages the optic nerve.

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A photo showing how if the drainage angle is too narrow for fluid to flow out of the eye properly, pressure increases. Eventually the pathway for fluid to flow out of they eye may become completely blocked.

Closed Angle Glaucoma

If the drainage angle is too narrow for fluid to flow out of the eye properly, pressure increases. Eventually the pathway for fluid to flow out of they eye may become completely blocked.

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Types Of Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, occurs when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time, resulting in increased eye pressure that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve.

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Glaucoma Treatment Options

Treatment options for glaucoma include eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods. When treating glaucoma, the goal is to prevent vision loss, as the disease is progressive and vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. When glaucoma is detected early, it is drastically more manageable; and with proper medical treatment, most people will not lose their sight.

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Dr. Eric Schaible And Dr. Joseph Spadafora Honored As “Heroes” To Charlotte Cares

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VENICE/PORT CHARLOTTE, FL— March 30, 2017 Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center’s Partners, Dr. Joseph Spadafora and Dr. Eric Schaible were honored as “Heroes” level Donor to the Charlotte Cares Campaign.  In addition to the Charlotte Cares Campaign, Community Eye Center was also recognized as a new Donor to CCF. The award is a part of the first annual Charlotte Cares Campaign for the Charlotte Community Foundation.  The Charlotte Cares Campaign was developed as an exciting new initiative led by the CCF.  The goal is to increase the amount of grant  funds available to qualifying nonprofit agencies in the Charlotte County community. “Without the help of our donors we would not be able to accomplish our goals.  We are grateful to Community Eye Center’s new partnership and look forward to what we can do and the changes that will be made by working together.”  Tami Sender. “By working together with one focus in mind – a better tomorrow for all – this is little we cannot accomplish,” states Ron Olson of Strang, Olson and Lynch, CCF Board Member, and Charlotte Cares Heroes Donor. “It is important for all of us at Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center to be a strong, giving and compassionate member of our community.  Charlotte Cares services people from all areas, all walks of life in all different circumstances but we are all a community working together for our greater good” stated Dr. Joseph Spadafora, Partner and Medical Director. Dr. Eric Schaible, Partner and Research Director said “It is exceptional to have a professional organization that can directly support and impact our local community from helping a single mother make ends meet to providing educational scholarships to our Charlotte County students.  We are pleased and honored to be part of this unique organization.” For over 37 years Community Eye Center has served Southwest Florida providing excellence in eye care from multiple locations including their eye only surgery center, St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center and their optical centers.  Their care ranges from routine eye exams to complex eye surgery and laser eye surgery. JOSEPH W. SPADAFORA, D.O. (EYE SURGEON, MEDICAL DIRECTOR) Dr. Joseph Spadafora did his undergraduate studies at Boston University, followed by graduate work at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.  He received his medical degree from the University  of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kansas City, MO. He completed his internship at Metropolitan General Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL and his Ophthalmology Residency at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, OK.  He was Fellowship Trained in Anterior Segment Surgery in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Spadafora is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Tampa.  He is Board Certified and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Charlotte County Medical Society and Florida Medical Society.  He is affiliated with all area hospitals and served on the Board of Governors of Prevent Blindness Florida Dr. Spadafora has performed National Research in ocular anti-inflammatory agents, glaucoma medications, ocular antibiotic agents, and laser cataract extraction at St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center. ERIC R. SCHAIBLE, M.D., F.A.C.S (EYE SURGEON, RESEARCH DIRECTOR) Dr. Eric R. Schaible received his Medical Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at South Carolina, Charleston where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Schaible has published research in Cataract Surgery, Neurosurgery, Corneal Surgery and Neuron-ophthalmology.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is affiliated with all area hospitals. Dr. Schaible is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Charlotte Country Medical Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Schaible is a Cataract and Anterior Segment Specialist with interest in advance cataract surgery techniques.

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