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GLAUCOMA TREATMENT ...

SERVICES / GLAUCOMA TREATMENT

Early Detection is the Key to Saving Your Vision

Glaucoma is a group of diseases which cause irreversible damage to the optic nerve – the nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. It is believed that pressure in the eye causes this damage. Most of the time there are very few signs of glaucoma in its early stages. As the disease progresses people slowly lose side vision and ultimately they can go completely blind. Any vision lost due to glaucoma is permanent.

One major risk factor for glaucoma is family history. If someone has a relative with glaucoma, their risk for developing the disease goes up substantially. Race and increasing age are also major risk factors. It should be noted, however, that people of any age can develop glaucoma. History of eye injury, corneal thickness and use of steroid medications also play a role in glaucoma.

 

Glaucoma is most commonly treated with eye drops. In rare cases, laser procedures or surgical intervention are required. At Family Eye Care, we recommend that everyone gets an annual eye examination so that we may evaluate them for and, if required, treat them for glaucoma.  At Family Eye Care we use state-of-the-art computerized instrumentation to diagnose and treat glaucoma.

 

Don't wait until it's too late to address your glaucoma.

Family Eye Care Services specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with glaucoma. We are continuously updating our knowledge of advanced treatments and diagnostic techniques.

 

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the USA. The disease damages the optic nerve, and the damage is usually not reversible.

 

Don’t wait for symptoms. Lack of awareness and lack of symptoms prevent people from getting glaucoma diagnosed early. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral (side) vision. Over time, central (straight-ahead) vision is also affected.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you!

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