Family-Friendly Eyecare in Historic Frederick

Serving Patients' Vision Care Needs Since 1985

Office Details

249 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(T) 301-662-6761

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm
Wed. & Sat. evenings by appt

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Updates from Dr. Kracher

July 27, 2015
FREDERICK, Md. – Through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, several colleges tested fresh water streams and lakes in Maryland that show high levels of harmful bacteria, specifically in Frederick, the harmful bacteria ent...
Glaucoma Management
Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) is usually a chronic slow progressive disease. Most all resources are directed towards the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP), the only known treatable factor for glaucoma.  This medical management is frequently the first choice in most cases. New and innovated tools for early diagnosis and newer medication for treatment, decision making and diagnoses in glaucoma has come more complex.  The goal of glaucoma management is to preserve the visual function and quality of life (QOL) of the individual, with the goal to minimize the effects on QOL in terms of cost, side effects, treatment regimen, follow up schedules as well as the socioeconomic burden. My goal is to treat the patient as a whole to provide the maximum benefits with minimum side effects and not just treat the IOP and optic nerve or visual field individually.