Among the many tests Tower Clock Eye Center uses to provide the best eye care is Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT. This test is crucial to determine the eye’s health as it relates to several structures that comprise the eye, including the cornea, retina and optic nerve. OCT scans also provide eye doctors information about […]
Watch fellowship trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, explain what glaucoma is and who is most at risk for the vision-robbing disease. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. There are many advantages to working with, and being referred to, and fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. For more information, give us a call at 920 499-3102 or […]
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a “silent” disease in that there are few symptoms as it develops in the eye, so regular check ups and exams are very important. Glaucoma develops when pressure inside the eye (the eye needs some pressure to stay inflated) becomes higher than the eye can tolerate. That added […]
Ophthalmologists and optometrists generally recommend eye exams every one or two years, depending on age. For people younger than 50, every two years is suggested, while those over 50 should make an appointment every year. Although you may not have any obvious vision problems, these examinations are important because some of the more problematic eye […]
Watch fellowship trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, discuss the specifics of glaucoma. This disease is considered sight’s silent thief, and is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Dr. Schwiesow explains the need for early testing and treatment because once sight is lost, it can’t be returned.
Watch Tower Clock Eye Center’s Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, explain Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a treatment for glaucoma. The procedure takes minutes and is a safe, effective treatment to lower eye pressure. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. If you have questions about SLT or any of our other treatments for glaucoma, please call […]
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, yet nearly half of people affected by the disease are unaware they have it. Glaucoma also has no warning signs in its most common forms, especially in its earliest stages, so it can be difficult to detect without frequent eye exams. “Glaucoma affects the optic nerve […]
Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, recently lead a continuing education event for area optometrists at Tower Clock Surgery Center. The seminar was entitled Microincisional Glaucoma Surgery Update – Fall 2019 and allowed those in attendance one credit hour in glaucoma education. Dr. Schwiesow, a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, often presents to optometrists to further education them in […]
Fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, explains how medical marijuana, specifically THC, is not a preferred treatment for glaucoma.
CBD has gained in popularity for helping a myriad of issues such as anxiety, depression and sleep problems. But how does it affect glaucoma? Watch fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, explain what he tells patients who have glaucoma about CBD.