Glaucoma encompasses a group of eye issues that negatively affect the optic nerve. The damage to the optic nerve often results from unusually high pressure in the eye. A healthy optic nerve is a necessary component to good vision.
Certain factors increase your risk of developing glaucoma.
In its early stages, glaucoma doesn’t present any symptoms.
If glaucoma is left untreated, patients can experience:
To screen for glaucoma, the doctors at Dean Optical may perform several tests during your detailed eye exam.
For instance, they may:
While the damage from glaucoma is irreversible, scheduling regular checkups and undergoing forms of treatment can sometimes slow or prevent vision loss. This can especially be the case if the doctors at Dean Optical catch your glaucoma early. The objective of glaucoma treatment is to decrease the intraocular pressure in your eye. Treatment for glaucoma typically begins with prescription eye drops that help lessen the pressure in your eye. Several types of prescription eye drops are available. Depending on your particular condition, the doctors at Dean Optical prescribe the best option for you. When eye drops don’t effectively bring eye pressure down, oral medications are often recommended. Laser therapy and surgery are also used to treat cases of glaucoma.
To determine if you have glaucoma or learn more about treatment options, schedule an appointment with the doctors at Dean Optical today.
Dean Optical works with many insurance carriers and payment plans.
To see if we work with your insurance carrier or vision care plan, please call our office for assistance. Our friendly and informed staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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