Maintaining the health and safety of our patients, employees, and community is our top priority.  


To ensure social distancing to the best of our ability, we must limit the number of people in the office. We are asking patients to bring only one family member/friend with them during their visit. They must remain with you through out your exam. At this time we are not allowing visitors to wait in the reception area.

Patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Follow social distancing policies.
  • Have had no symptoms or exposure in the last 14 days.
  • Temperature of less than 100.0F.

 Mask Policy:

  • Patients and approved visitors must wear a mask. Masks are still required in all healthcare facilities.
  • Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness behind cataracts. An estimated 1.9% of the population in America suffers from glaucoma. At Kunesh Eye Center, we have been providing Dayton residents with reliable eye care services for many years. These services include the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Read on to learn more about this condition and how we can help you address it.

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an umbrella term referring to several conditions that cause blindness due to increased interocular pressure. This increase in pressure then causes damage to the optic nerve. Since damage to the optic nerve cannot be reversed, it is important to schedule regular eye exams so glaucoma can be diagnosed early.

Glaucoma Risk Factors

People most at risk for glaucoma include African-Americans, Asians, and Hispanics over 40, anyone over 60, anyone with a family history of glaucoma, anyone suffering an eye injury, diabetics, people with high blood pressure, being extremely nearsighted or farsighted, or overusing steroid eyedrops. Although the condition is seen more in older people, glaucoma can occur at any age.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Many types of glaucoma do not show any symptoms until the condition is advanced. In those cases, the symptoms are tunnel vision and blind spots in one or both eyes. Because glaucoma in the early stages does not show symptoms, it’s important to get regular tests from your eye doctor.

Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma tests are key in the prevention of blindness. Our eye doctor will dilate your pupils to assess the condition of your inner eye. If we determine you have glaucoma, we will recommend the corresponding treatment options. A glaucoma eye exam can cause headaches, blurry vision, and intolerance of light, so it is best to bring someone to drive you home after the exam.

When to Seek Emergency Care

Although most people have had glaucoma for years without experiencing any symptoms, there is a more dangerous type called acute angle-vision glaucoma that can cause you to go blind if not immediately treated. If you experience loss of vision, blurred vision, see haloes around lights, nausea with or without vomiting, an extremely bad headache, red eyes, and abdominal pain, call 911 or go to a hospital immediately.

Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is incurable, but it is manageable if caught early enough. Glaucoma treatment includes eye drops and pills. If these do not work, then eye surgery may be recommended. People with open-angle glaucoma can be helped with laser treatments done in an eye doctor’s office.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist for Glaucoma Prevention and Treatment in Dayton

Call Kunesh Eye Center today at (937) 298-1703 for more information on glaucoma or to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist. 


Glaucoma:

01 How the Eye Sees


02 Open-angle Glaucoma


03 Closed-angle Glaucoma


04 Nerve Fibers


05 Visual Field Test


06 ALT-SLT


07 Iridotomy


08 Trabeculectomy


09 Setons


Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • Highly recommend this practice! I was in town visiting family and had an issue with my eye that worried me and needed to be checked.but couldn’t get in with another physician until later, and their reviews weren’t as high. I phoned Kunesh and was greeted by Julie, super pleasant on the phone and when I described my issue, she was very prompt in getting me an appointment. From the moment I arrived the staff was all busy working and multitasking. While I was filling out paperwork Elaine took

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  • If and when you have a retina tear, this is the place to go. I was seen on a Saturday and was the only patient. If you live long enough and are near sighted and see Northern lights inside call. You will be seen. Normally this is not a problem, but only an ophthalmologist can tell. To avoid the long wait take the earliest appointment offered. If not, it is definitely worth the wait. The optometrist is great, too, but must be requested. Their attention to detail is amazing! You will have drops, s

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  • Warm and friendly, highly professional

    - Lalonne P.

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Our Regular Schedule

Dayton Office

Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Dayton Office

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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