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There is a lot more to diagnosing glaucoma then reading the eye pressure.
I agree with you: Do not allow the optometrist to treat you for "glaucoma" but rather consult with an ophthalmologist.
While many state Optometry Boards have given optometrists the "legal right" to "treat" glaucoma, I do not feel that they have enough training to manage this possibly blinding disease.
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I was trying to determine if there is a way to find an opthalmologist in the des moines, iowa area that specializes in glaucoma