Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Glaucoma results when the optic nerve, which is the cable that connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. The condition is often associated with high pressure in the eye causing deterioration of the optic nerve tissue over time. In many patients, this disease is painless and develops over many years without any symptoms until the vision loss is permanent.
A comprehensive eye exam that includes checking the pressure of the eye is important to help evaluate and monitor for disease. Diagnostic testing such as color photos, ocular coherence tomography (OCT), and visual fields can help diagnose and monitor glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a chronic disease that can usually be controlled through treatments such as prescription eye drops and medications, laser treatments, and surgery. All of our doctors are fully trained in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.