Glaucoma is an eye disease that is typically associated with elevated pressure in the eye resulting in damage to the optic nerve and ultimately loss of vision. It affects millions of people worldwide. Patients have no real symptoms until the condition is advanced.
Early detection and treatment is the most effective way to protect vision. Some people are at higher risk than others and a comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect some of the risk factors such as elevated eye pressure and abnormal optic nerve.
At the Laser Center for Sight we have state of the art technology to help identify and manage Glaucoma as early as possible.
Early detection allows the decision to treat medically or surgically. Medical treatment with eye drops or in-office lasers to lower eye pressure can be the first course of action. In more advanced states intraocular surgery may be necessary to lower eye pressure.