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 from our certified ophthalmologists, you can protect your eyes against serious vision loss caused by glaucoma.
Who is Affected 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:
A family history of glaucoma
Abnormally high eye pressure
Previous eye injury
Regular, long-term use of cortisone/steroid products
To detect glaucoma, Brighton, Irondequoit, Gates, Rochester and Victor patients can schedule an eye exam at our ophthalmology clinic. One of our Cornerstone Eye Associates doctors will test your visual acuity, visual field and eye pressure in order to detect and diagnose if you are suffering from the effects of glaucoma. Regular and complete eye exams help to monitor the changes in your eyesight and to determine whether you may develop glaucoma.