Glaucoma is a common, silent and progressive eye disease that is highly common among the elderly population and affects as many as two million Americans a year, some of them with no knowledge of the condition.
Causes of glaucoma are multi-factorial. Glaucoma is more common in people with high eye pressures, or those whom have a family history of glaucoma, but you can also be at increased risk if you have increased optic nerve ratios or thinner corneas. Sadly, it can also occur in people with normal eye pressures and no risk factors at all, which makes yearly routine eye examinations so important in detecting this silent disease. Other findings that are assessed are visual field analysis and optic nerve imaging.
Although we don't currently have a cure for glaucoma, there are several treatment options available at ART Vision in Sioux Falls, SD to help you maintain your vision for years to come. One of the newest options occurs at the time of cataract surgery and is termed MIGS, or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Alison R. Tendler is highly experienced and trained in MIGS, a procedure that can help reduce or eliminate your need for glaucoma drops. Procedures such as MIGS can also improve your ocular surface health, increase medication compliance, and minimize the expense of routine eye pressure lowering medicines. Our talented team, led by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Alison Tendler, provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options using the most state-of-the-art technologies available to the vision industry. Schedule your visit at ART Vision to learn more about glaucoma.
"Dr. Allison Tendler and the staff at Art Vision are THE BEST. Their approach to patient care is refreshing. They listen to me at every appointment. They discuss treatment options and are sincere in their concern for my eye health. Their facility is amazing. Everyone single member of the staff has taken the time to get to know me and greets me by name when I walk in. Dr. Tendler is an expert and has walked me through every step of the way. From someone who was scared to death of having anything done with my eyes to being given the gift of sight - Art Vision is a world class organization and we are lucky to have them here in Sioux Falls."- M.H. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"I was very happy and well-pleased with the excellent job Dr. Tendler did on repairing my drooping eyelids. She is very caring and concerned about her patients. I enjoyed meeting her and am very happy with the work she did for me. Being able to see with wide open eyes, and no eyelashes blocking my vision is great. I didn't realize what a difference the surgery would make."- K.D. / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2017
"Amazing Care! - Dr. Tendler was kind and considerate. She even called my home number after surgery to see how I was doing. I don't think anyone could find a more caring doctor or facility."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 16, 2016
"Dr. Alison Tendler gave me the gift of sight back! Without her help I would be completely blind today. For many years my sight was deteriorating. I had tried new eyeglasses with different prescriptions but noting seemed to help with my vision issues. My optometrist Dr. Alan Jones referred me to Dr. Tendler. January of 2010 Dr. Tendler did a cornea cell transplant on my left eye. I was 55 at the time. I was scared what if it didn't work and I was blind in my left eye. Several days later I was at my business sitting in my office when I looked up and realized that I was able to see and read a sign that was across the road over 400 feet away. Dr. Tendler recommended that I do the surgery on my other eye and I agreed with her. Today my vision in both eyes is 20/20. Thank you Dr. Alison Tendler you gave me my eyesight back. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend Dr. Alison Tendler!"- L.J. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
"8 months later I am thrilled by my refractive cataract surgery. I had both eyes done and within days of my surgeries being completed, I was amazed by how clearly I could see. By adding the refractive lenses, I am now able to read without the aid of glasses. As an avid golfer, I initially went in since I could not see the golf ball at a distance as it traveled and landed. I not only have my distance vision back, but my near vision as well. It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to see this well again."- J.H. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021