Glaucoma

illustration of glaucoma pressure

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.

People with more risk of developing glaucoma include people who:

  • are over age 40;
  • have family members with glaucoma;
  • are of African or Hispanic heritage;
  • are of Asian heritage (Asians are at increased risk of angle closure glaucoma and Japanese are at increased risk of low tension glaucoma);
  • have high eye pressure;
  • are farsighted or nearsighted;
  • have had an eye injury;
  • have corneas that are thin in the center; or
  • have diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation or other health problems affecting the whole body.

Contact our office if you have any of the risk factors to schedule a glaucoma evaluation and testing.

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment. When glaucoma develops, usually you don’t have any early symptoms and the disease progresses slowly. In this way, glaucoma can steal your sight very gradually. Fortunately, early detection and treatment (with glaucoma eyedrops, glaucoma surgery or both) can help preserve your vision.

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