What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases marked by increased pressure within the eye that, if left untreated, can damage the optic nerve and cause loss of vision. It can be treated in one of two ways: medication or surgery. Both of these treatments are aimed at lowering intraocular pressure. Medications are considered to be the first line of treatment for the disease. If they fail, then surgery will be considered.


Glaucoma medications are either oral or topical. Topical medications such as eye drops, eye ointments, or inserts (strips of medication inserted in the corner of the eye), work to reduce intraocular pressure either by increasing the outflow of fluid from the eye or by reducing the amount of fluid produced by the eye.


For patients who still have an elevated intra-ocular pressure after being treated with medications, your doctor may recommend either laser or conventional surgery. All surgeries are performed at our state-of-the-art Surgery Center, so you won’t need to step foot in a hospital. It’s convenient, modern and very accessible with easy parking and a comfortable waiting area for families.

Odette Callender


Dr. Odette Callender is a board certified ophthalmologist who received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and has spent over 15 years training ophthalmology residents.

Learn More
  • "I love my doctors and the staff! They have taken care of me for so many years and I wouldn't trust my eyes to anyone else"

    - Edward, Routine Eye Exam