Many people have often heard of glaucoma, but may not completely understand what the disease is, or just how serious it can be. Glaucoma is a disease of the eyes that is caused by a buildup of excess fluid and pressure within the eye. This additional pressure can damage the optic nerve and cause changes in vision, and even blindness.
Identifying, diagnosing, and treating glaucoma quickly can help reduce the overall danger to your eyesight. If you think that you may have glaucoma, contact our offices to schedule an appointment today. There are a number of tests that we can perform in our office to identify the presence and progression of the disease.
There are two basic types of glaucoma, and it can be important to understand both so that you know more about your treatment options. Informed patients often help to guide and follow their treatment plans, so make sure to ask our staff any questions that you have.
When you come into our offices, the staff at City Eyes Optometry Center will make sure to explain the tests that we are doing and why we do them. There are five very common tests that we use to determine the presence and significance of glaucoma.
We will perform an initial screening to see if you are in a category that may have increased risk for glaucoma. This includes your age, ethnicity, family history, those with an eye injury, or people who have used steroids.
A comprehensive glaucoma screening includes:
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for eye patients. Call today to schedule an appointment and let our staff make sure that your eyes are healthy and that we protect your vision for years to come!