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Early Detection


Early Detection of Glaucoma Can Preserve Vision

Although glaucoma cannot be cured, in most cases it can be successfully controlled. The key to preservation of vision is twofold: early diagnosis and treatment with regular follow-up care.

Because glaucoma is a silent disease and usually begins without symptoms, it is necessary to test for it on a regular basis. Annual eye exams help to detect glaucoma in its earliest forms.


Who should be checked for glaucoma?


  • A family history of glaucoma
  • 35 years of age or older
  • African Americans
  • History of severe eye inflammation or infection
  • History of eye trauma
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Steroid use; topical, oral, IV, and inhaled
  • Diabetes


The Three Pieces of the Glaucoma Puzzle

1.   Eye Pressure is checked frequently. Maintaining pressure at the normal level is a primary goal of treatment.
2.   Visual Field Tests are performed once or twice yearly. These very important tests evaluate any peripheral visual field loss caused by glaucoma.
3.   Optic Nerve - Your doctor will evaluate the health of your optic nerve through annual dilated eye exams, and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) testing. Optic Nerve Photos will also help to monitor any optic nerve damage.





Why Choose CEI?

Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
Schedule an Appointment

We are happy to work with your busy schedule! With nine physicians and four offices, we are confident we can find a time, day and location that is convenient for you. Call 941-748-1818 and let us help you on your way to seeing more clearly!


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