Early Detection Key to Optimal Treatment Results
Each year, millions of people are silently affected by glaucoma, a condition of the eye in which pressure builds up and damages the optic nerve. This condition, of which there are several types, is quite serious due to the fact that it causes no symptoms of pain, and may cause little to no real issues with vision until the nerve has become irreparably damaged.
Glaucoma usually has no symptoms, and may result in permanent loss of vision. We recommend having your eyes checked at least once every year, to include assessment of intraocular pressure (pressure that forms inside the eye). People with diabetes or a family history of glaucoma will need to schedule visits more frequently. Through early detection, treatment may begin in order to preserve vision. If, between visits, symptoms such as the following occur, contact us for evaluation.