Glaucoma in Rochester
Also serving Brighton, Gates and Irondequoit NY
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and has the potential to cause blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can protect your eyes against serious vision loss caused by glaucoma.
Glaucoma can affect anyone from infants to the elderly. It has been estimated that up to 3 million Americans have glaucoma. At least half of those people do not know they have it because glaucoma usually has no symptoms. People who are at a greater risk for glaucoma usually have the following conditions:
- At least 45 years old without regular eye exams
- A family history of glaucoma
- Abnormally high eye pressure
- African descent
- Previous eye injury
- Regular, long-term use of cortisone/steroid products
To detect glaucoma, your physician will test your visual acuity, visual field and eye pressure. Regular and complete eye exams help to monitor the changes in your eyesight and to determine whether you may develop glaucoma.
Treatment to control glaucoma includes:
- Medications such as eye drops or pills
- Laser Surgery
- Conventional Surgery
To learn more about our Glaucoma Services, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!