What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can lead to irreversible loss of vision. There are different kinds of glaucoma but what they all have in common is that they lead to optic nerve damage which is irreversible. Most people do not realize they have glaucoma since it often has no symptoms.

What are risk factors for developing Glaucoma?

  • A family history of glaucoma
  • Those over 45 years old
  • African descent
  • Diabetes
  • Elevated eye pressures
  • Previous eye injuries
  • Prolonged use of steroids/corticosteroids

How can you treat Glaucoma?

How can you
treat Glaucoma?

It is important to get regular eye exams especially if you have any risk factors for glaucoma. The earlier it is detected and treated, the more likely you are to preserve your vision. The majority of people are treated with eye drops that help reduce your eye pressures. There are also laser treatments and surgical treatments. Dr. Paturi and her staff will make sure each patient is thoroughly evaluated initially with the latest technology and then custom treatment plans are designed based on each patient’s needs.
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