If You’ve Received a Glaucoma Diagnosis We Can Help
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that progressively damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for relaying the visual information gathered by your eyes to the brain, essentially giving you sight. When this essential part of your visual pathway is damaged, it can cause vision loss or blindness. Many forms of glaucoma progress slowly with no early symptoms. It’s been called the silent thief of sight. Many patients may not notice a problem until vision loss has already occurred. Routine eye exams are one of the only ways to detect glaucoma. Knowing how serious glaucoma is, a diagnosis can be scary. Our team at Abbey Eye Care is compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, experienced, and ready to help you through this. The good news is that glaucoma treatment is available and, when initiated early, can be very effective at preventing future vision loss.
Types of Glaucoma
There are several kinds of glaucoma, but the main 2 types are open-angle and angle-closure. Both types are related to increased intraocular pressure (IOP) caused by the inability of the eye’s fluid to drain.
Treatments for glaucoma usually focus on managing eye pressure (IOP), but different types of glaucoma require different treatment strategies. Regardless of the type of glaucoma you have, the earlier the diagnosis, the more successful treatment usually is.
At Abbey Eye Care, we’ll educate you through your treatment options and recommend what we believe is best for your unique case. Ultimately, our goal is to preserve your sight and keep your eyes strong and healthy for many years to come!
Learn More About Glaucoma Management
Glaucoma is a serious, dangerous eye disease, but remember that our team is on your side. We’ll work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that works for you. Through regular check-ups, close monitoring of your condition, and consistent treatments, glaucoma management can be quite successful.
If you want to learn more about glaucoma or how we can help you manage your disease, please call our clinic. We’re here for you!