What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve- the only pathway between the brain and the eyes. No one knows for sure what causes it, but raised intraocular pressure and reduced peripheral vision are stymptoms. Please note, however, that a person can have glaucoma and not experience or notice any symptoms, so it is important to have your eyes checked regularly.
Up to 10 million Americans suffer from this disease, many of them undiagnosed.
How is Glaucoma treated?
Medicinal eyedrops are the most common form of treatment. More advanced cases can be treated with laser surgery.
Annual eye exams are an important part of maintaining your best vision. Many people with Glaucoma don't even know they have it until damage has started to occur. Schedule your exam today by calling 775-787-3939.