Glaucoma is an eye disease in which an imbalance between the eye fluid created and that which is drained causes the pressure in your eyes to increase to an unsafe level. At Argos Vision and Eye Care Center, we are dedicated to preventing you from suffering the worst consequences of this condition. Our glaucoma eye care is recommended as a yearly ritual, so that any signs of it can be detected early, leading to a greater chance for good outcomes.
The way your eye is supposed to work is by creating fluid, circulating it to clean the eye, and then draining it out. This happens every single day, many times. It is only when that fluid cannot be drained efficiently that problems begin to arise. At first, you won’t notice any symptoms. That is typical of many common eye diseases, including glaucoma. Our 20877 eye care can diagnose it even if you don’t know it’s there, though. We use the best of today’s available technology in order to do so. The baseline test is called tonometry. It measures your internal eye pressure. If you do experience any of the following symptoms, however, you should contact us promptly because it likely means you are dealing with a more advanced stage of glaucoma: eye pain, severe headache, blurred vision, halos appearing around light, eye redness, and nausea an vomiting. If our 20877 eye care does determine that you have glaucoma, treatment will center around restoring the balance of fluid creation to fluid drainage. Special eye drops are one method. They reduce your fluid production. Laser treatments can be used to improve drainage. And microsurgery in some cases is a good option, since its goal is to create a new drainage channel.
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Welcome to Argos Vision Center. At our Gaithersburg ophthalmology practice, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, skilled and compassionate eye care to our patients of all ages. We believe that clear, comfortable vision is your right and our priority. We offer a full range of vision care services including complete medical eye examinations and advanced medical and surgical treatments of the eye using the latest technology and techniques. Our friendly and professional staff is here to help you in a warm and comfortable environment. We will supply you with the most up-to-date information regarding all aspects of your vision and preventative eye health and answer any questions you might have. Our greatest satisfaction comes from improving your vision and enhancing your quality of life.
Whether you require a complete eye health evaluation or need a new pair of eyeglasses, we invite you to come to our practice and receive the quality attention that you deserve. We are committed to excellence in serving your family’s complete eye care needs.
Dr. Elena B. Mier-Trotter, MD
Dr. Elena B. Mier-Trotter is a distinguished Board Certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in the Washington, DC area for over 15 years. She graduated from Universidad Nacional Autonoma in Mexico and practiced Ophthalmology in Mexico before her immigration to the USA. She subsequently completed an Ophthalmology residency at the George Washington University Medical Center, Cornea Fellowships at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Cornea Fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, as well as Uveitis/Ocular Immunology Fellowship at the National Eye Institute/NIH. Dr. Mier-Trotter is fluent in Spanish. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her clinical interests involve dry eye syndrome, ocular surface disease, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic eye disease, allergic and inflammatory ocular conditions.
Dr. Leila I. Kump
Dr. Kump graduated with Honors from the North Ossetian State Medical Academy in Russia and completed her residency in Moscow at a prestigious Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Institute. She is fluent in Russian. After her immigration to the US she did her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas and University of Nebraska, Medical Retina/Uveitis Fellowship at the National Eye Institute at NIH, Ocular Immunology/Uveitis Fellowship at Harvard Medical school. She is an author of multiple scientific articles and has contributed to four books on Retina and Uveitis. Dr. Kump is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Foster Ocular Immunology Society and American Uveitis Society. Her clinical interests also include medical aesthetics and oculoplastic surgery. She is a skilled injector of dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, etc) and neurotoxins, such as Botox and Xeomin. Dr. Kump performs cosmetic and functional blepharoplasty of aging and droopy eyelids.
Dr. Michael Brusco
Dr. Michael Brusco, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a highly experienced, board-certified cataract and refractive eye surgeon, and vision correction specialist. He has performed over 10,000 eye surgeries including cataract, LASIK, PRK, ICL, RLE, and premium IOL. Dr. Brusco graduated with honors from Harvard College in the top quartile of his class, obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University, where he earned multiple honors in his clinical rotations, and then completed his ophthalmology training at Kansas University. There, he performed more eye surgeries than over 95% of his colleagues nationally and scored above the 95th percentile of all eye surgeons nationwide on his ophthalmology board certification exams. It is also where he was involved in an extensive refractive surgery research study. After graduation, Dr. Brusco spent six months learning about more sophisticated and complex surgical techniques from many of the most innovative eye surgeons across the country to further enhance his skills and knowledge.
Before moving to the DMV area, Dr. Brusco spent two years as a civilian staff ophthalmologist at Fort Riley, one of the busiest army installations in the US, where he was entrusted to perform eye surgery on engineers, fellow surgeons, JAG’s, special forces members, platoon leaders, and pilots. Dr. Brusco was awarded the STAAR top 150 surgeon in both 2013 and 2014, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Dr. Selvin Gnanakkan, OD, MBA
Dr. Selvin Gnanakkan received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Master of Business Administration in Heath Care Administration and Finance degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He has expertise on management and co-management of serious ocular conditions, and specialty rigid gas permeable contact lens fitting.
At our practice, you will find a compassionate and experienced team that is dedicated to providing a full spectrum of high-quality personalized eye care for the whole family. Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations by providing friendly service, professional care, and quality products at affordable prices. Our vision care services include complete eye examinations, contact lens exams and fittings and a full array of high end designer frame selection.
We conduct comprehensive exams which allow us to accurately detect eye disease or other abnormalities early, often before they present any symptoms. Early detection in many cases can lead to treatments that will prevent vision loss.