Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the fluid in the eye does not flow properly, resulting in a buildup of pressure inside the eye. As the pressure rises in the eye, optic nerves are damaged, leading to blindness. Those with a family history of the disease, or individuals with high blood pressure or high blood sugar are at higher risk for developing glaucoma.
Proper treatment for glaucoma is essential, as vision cannot be regained once it is lost. Glaucoma treatment options vary, depending on the severity and progression of the disease. Initial treatment for glaucoma begins with prescription eye drops to control the pressure in the eye. If the medications do not work, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty may be suggested.
Glaucoma Treatment Options:
Glaucoma is one eye condition that does not present early signs or symptoms. For early detection, it is important to maintain regular eye exams. Simple tests may be performed to measure the pressure inside your eye. If glaucoma is suspected, Key-Whitman’s glaucoma specialists may use a nerve fiber analyzer to determine if there has been any damage to the optic nerves and a visual field test to measure the amount of peripheral vision loss.
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