Glaucoma

Keeping your sight

Sight is an important gift, one whose loss can be devastating.

Glaucoma is a very serious and debilitating eye condition that occurs due to damage or injury on the optic nerve. This injury causes the affected person to experience vision problems, which progressively worsen, until blindness sets in.

how is glaucoma treated?

The reality about glaucoma is that so far, no cure is available to treat the disease. However, don’t let this frighten you. With timely treatment and care, you will be able to prevent your eyesight from worsening and ensure you retain your ability to see.

Visit us at Advanced Vision Care for glaucoma treatment. We have vast experience working with glaucoma patients, and we can provide the customized treatment you need.

GLAUCOMA AWARENESS

Who is vulnerable to glaucoma?

Typically, the following individuals are vulnerable to glaucoma:

  • People over the age of 40.
  • People with poor vision or other eye conditions.
  • People with diabetes, high BP or anemia.
  • People who have experienced eye injury.
  • People with thin and sensitive corneas.
  • People with a genetic vulnerability to glaucoma.

Types of glaucoma

One of many types of glaucoma may affect an individual. These types are:

Primary open-angle glaucoma
The aqueous humor, liquid produced by the eye, flows out of the eye through web-like channels. These channels ensure that excessive pressure isn’t built on the optic nerve. The primary open-angle glaucoma occurs when the drainage canals in the eye do not work as they should and the pressure within the eye and on the optic nerve increases.

This is the most common and most chronic type of glaucoma. Over 3 million Americans are diagnosed with primary open-angle glaucoma.

Primary angle-closure glaucoma
In this condition, the drainage canals in the eye are blocked by the iris and the pressure on the optic nerve is constantly high. The iris comes forward, away from its place, and closes-off the drainage canal.

Secondary glaucoma
When a different eye condition causes injury to the optic nerve or leads to an increase in pressure on the optic nerve, it results in secondary glaucoma. Here, glaucoma is a consequence of another serious eye condition.

Congenital glaucoma
This glaucoma condition occurs in babies and children. It could either be hereditary or due to an eye condition or injury that occurs due to fetal abnormalities during the pregnancy.

Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
This is a very rare type of glaucoma where cells on the posterior surface of the cornea disintegrate and bind like adhesions to the iris. This can cause the surface of the iris to get damaged while the drainage canals in the eyes become clogged.

Additionally, any bacterial, viral or fungal infection in the eye may sometimes damage the optic nerve, causing glaucoma.

GLAUCOMA DROPS

Symptoms of glaucoma

  • Headaches.
  • Dizziness.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Tunnel vision.
  • A vision that progressively worsens – first in the peripheral vision later in the central vision.
  • Pain on and around the eye.
  • Halo-rings in the line of sight.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Red eyes.

scheduling your appointment

At Advanced Vision Care, our doctors will use a combination of medicine and laser surgery to help you keep your eyesight. Our glaucoma treatments are highly-personalized, and your medical requirements and needs are taken into consideration. Contact us for more information.

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