Glaucoma is a medical disease that affects the eye. Many times Glaucoma is associated with an increased pressure in the eye which can lead to damage in the optic nerve. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over 60 years old. Negative side effects, including blindness caused by glaucoma, can often be prevented using a course of early treatment – ask your ophthalmologist for more information.
Maintaining the best eye care health is Dr. Van Norman’s number one priority with all of his patients.
Here are some signs of an acute angle-closure glaucoma attack:
- Vision becomes suddenly blurry
- Severe eye pain develops
- Seeing halos around lights
Types of Glaucoma
More than three million Americans are living with glaucoma, 2.7 million of whom-aged 40 and older-are affected by its most common form, open-angle glaucoma.
Glaucoma is fifteen times more likely to cause blindness in African Americans than in Caucasians.
Prescription eye drops could cut everyone’s risk of getting glaucoma in half.
TYPES OF GLAUCOMA PROCEDURES:
AFTER EFFECTS & RESULTS
Glaucoma laser surgery treatment is highly successful at slowing the progression of glaucoma and regulating eye pressure. Although glaucoma surgery can prevent further vision loss, damage that has already occurred as a result of untreated glaucoma is considered permanent and not reversible.
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