What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye condition that affects millions of people around the world, and it can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma occurs when fluid pressure within the eyeball increases and damages the optic nerve, which carries visual signals from your eyes to your brain. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause irreversible vision loss over time.

Symptoms of Glaucoma.

It’s important for customers to be aware of this serious condition so they can take steps toward early diagnosis and treatment if necessary. Symptoms may include blurred vision or blind spots in peripheral vision as well as headaches or pain in one or both eyes. If you experience any of these symptoms then it’s essential that you visit a doctor immediately for further evaluation and testing for glaucoma risk factors such as age, family history, ethnicity etceteras. Early detection is key since there are treatments available that may slow down progression but cannot restore lost sight due to damage caused by glaucoma already present at diagnosis.

 

Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
glaucoma testing

So What Now? 

At its most basic level, glaucoma prevention includes regular comprehensive eye exams with dilation every two years after age 40 (or earlier depending on individual risk factors).

In addition, reducing exposure to ultraviolet light through sunglasses during outdoor activities will also help protect against the future development of this disease.

Customers should take note that while there is no cure yet, proper management with medication along with lifestyle changes such as eating healthy foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce risks associated with developing this debilitating disease!

Schedule an appointment now for a comprehensive eye exam to protect your vision now and in the future!