Glaucoma Testing

There are different types of glaucoma, including primary open-angle glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma, and normal-tension glaucoma, among others. It is important to have regular comprehensive eye exams to detect and manage glaucoma, as early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent vision loss.

Testing for glaucoma

Glaucoma Awareness: Protect Your Vision from the Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma is a condition characterized by damage to the optic nerve due to high eye pressure, resulting in the loss of peripheral vision. Unfortunately, this damage can go unnoticed until significant vision loss has occurred, and because glaucoma is painless, it is often undiagnosed for many years. Due to its insidious nature, it is often called the silent thief of sight, and early detection through regular eye exams is crucial for preventing further damage and preserving vision.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Glaucoma diagnosis involves a comprehensive eye exam, including tonometry to measure intraocular pressure, visual field testing, and a thorough examination of the optic nerve. Treatment options include medicated eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, and surgery, depending on the severity and progression of the disease. The goal of treatment is to lower intraocular pressure and prevent further damage to the optic nerve, thereby preserving vision.