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Providing comprehensive eye care, laser assisted cataract surgery, diabetic eye care and glaucoma treatment with offices in Tacoma and Olympia, Eye MDs of Puget Sound is committed to excellence in ophthalmology. Your vision is our top priority and we strive to provide expert eye care in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.

To make an appointment with Dr. Geissler, please call 253-248-2020. To make an appointment with Dr. Deem, please call 253-272-4600.

Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the most advanced medical and surgical technology available for all your eye care needs. We have a full service optical dispensary integrated conveniently within our facilities. Our Board Certified physicians are skilled in the latest treatments for glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. We provide laser assisted cataract surgery and offer multifocal ReSTOR, Tecnis, and Toric intraocular lenses to our patients. We also offer ocular plastic and elective facial plastic surgery procedures as well as Custom LASIK and Epi-LASIK laser eye treatments as part of our comprehensive approach to all your eye care needs.

We appreciate the trust you have placed in us. We realize that your eyesight is a precious gift and we are dedicated to preserving it for a lifetime.

Cataract surgery is a common procedure performed to restore vision.

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Diabetic retinopathy, or weak blood vessels of the eye, is a concern for diabetic patients.

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Glaucoma occurs due to pressure on nerves of the eye and may cause vision loss.

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LASIK laser surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses.

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Glaucoma


Glaucoma is known as “the sneak thief of sight.” Glaucoma occurs when the intraocular pressure (IOP) becomes too high for the optic nerve, causing loss of circulation. The nerve gradually dies off, and with it, the vision progressively dims, and if left untreated the eye becomes permanently blind.

Elevated IOP is hardly ever painful, and the nerve damage can be so gradual that a person may not be aware. An eye exam, measuring the IOP, carefully studying the appearance of the optic nerve and looking for other risk factors, is the only way to detect the signs of glaucoma.

Chemical agents in the form of eyedrops are the most frequently used treatment method, but in more difficult cases laser surgery or even a drainage operation to filter away the excess fluid from within the eye may be the only way to save vision.

If you require treatment for glaucoma, your Eye MD will follow your IOP, check your visual field to be sure there is no progression of peripheral vision loss, perform digital photography of the optic nerve and retina to record its appearance for later comparison, and adjust your therapy accordingly.


National Eye Institute Glaucoma Facts Page
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