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Dr. Ruth D. Williams

Dr. Ruth D. Williams

Ruth D. Williams, MD, is a glaucoma specialist in Wheaton, Ill. She attended medical school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. She subsequently completed a residency in ophthalmology at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of California San Francisco.

Are there any useful supplements for glaucoma, or are they a waste of money?
 
I have been diagnosed as being at risk for closed-angle glaucoma. My doctor is recommending a laser iridotomy. I have read the risks, but have not found anything that says this treatment is recommended as a prophylactic measure.
 
My eyes always seem to be dry these days. I never had this problem before, but they always seem scratchy and irritated. I’m a 52-year-old woman in otherwise normal health. Do you know what might be the cause of this problem?
 
What eye specialist would I see if I am experiencing temporary blindness in one eye or sometimes both eyes, lasting 1-2 minutes, 20 times per year? Also, I have pressure(feels similar to my eye being squeezed)sometimes at the same time as the blindness.

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