Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve and gradually steals your vision. It usually has no symptoms in its early stages, but over time, and without treatment, can lead to gradual peripheral vision loss and blindness. The damage to the optic nerve most commonly occurs as a result of elevated pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure). Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old.
The good news is that with regular eye exams, early detection, and treatment, it is manageable and a patient’s vision can be preserved.
Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams is the key to protecting your vision.
Carefully follow your medication regimen to preserve a healthy eye pressure and prevent vision loss.
By getting informed, staying healthy, and keeping organized, establish a routine that works for you.
Depending on the severity, laser treatment or conventional surgery may be necessary.