What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a complex disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Intraocular pressure within the eye is often associated with glaucoma as a symptom or warning sign for your doctor to do further testing. Glaucoma typically affects those aged over 40, but can occur at any age. If Glaucoma progresses, permanent vision loss can occur, however early detection can prevent or reduce such vision loss in most patients.
What are my treatment options?
EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa employs the latest techniques and equipment to detect and treat glaucoma at any stage.
Available treatments include:
Preservative Free Eye drops
Preservative free eye drops used in managing glaucoma decrease eye pressure by helping the eye’s fluid to drain better and/or decreasing the amount of fluid made by the eye.
SLT Laser (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)
SLT laser alone can reduce your eye pressure without the need for daily eye drops. It also has the advantage of being able to be redone when the effect wears off. The SLT procedure is performed in the clinic, sitting at the Laser.
iStent is a small implant that allows for better fluid drainage and reduction of pressure. This is usually inserted at the time of cataract surgery, but can also be used as a stand-alone procedure in some cases. This is done in the operating room.
Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Lindsey A. Bull, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Ocular Disease Residency Trained Optometrist
A Certified Ocular Disease Trained Optometrist currently practicing at the EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa, where she enjoys utilizing the skills she has been trained for, including anterior segment laser procedures, in office surgical procedures and treatment of a wide variety of ocular diseases. In addition to her daily practice Dr. Bull is active in the America Optometric Association and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians.
Dr. Bull has received a number of awards including the American Optometric Association “Eyes on the Future” award, the “Golden Retinoscope” and the “Outstanding Clinician Award” both presented by Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, and was asked to present research on that she completed while attending NSU College of Optometry at the American Academy of Optometry conference.
Originally from Novi, Michigan, Dr. Bull attained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2008. Dr. Bull received her Doctorate of Optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, in 2012, and completed a residency in ocular disease through NSU at EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa in 2013.
Dr. Bull enjoys serving patients less fortunate. During the past 3 years Dr. Bull has participated and led three separate medical mission trips to Honduras, where she has helped provide eye care to over 2,500 patients. She is also a frequent volunteer in the Tulsa community providing her services in helping optometric students provide care to patients in desperate need. Dr. Bull plans are to continue to stay active and assist patients with their ocular needs in Oklahoma. Dr. Bull currently resides in Tulsa with her husband William Bull.