Glaucoma Testing & Treatment

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It occurs when the pressure inside the eye rises, damaging the optic nerve and causing vision loss. The condition often develops over many years without causing pain or other noticeable symptoms – so you may not experience vision loss until the disease has progressed.

Glaucoma Signs and Symptoms

Sometimes symptoms do occur. They may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Halo effects around lights
  • Painful or reddened eyes

People at high risk include those who are over the age of 40, diabetic, near-sighted, African-American, or who have a family history of glaucoma.

Glaucoma Test

To detect glaucoma, your physician will test your visual acuity and visual field as well as the pressure in your eye. Regular eye exams help to monitor the changes in your eyesight and to determine whether you may develop glaucoma. Various treatments for glaucoma are presented, all with an aim to lower pressure inside the eye: eye drops; laser procedures; surgical procedures.

Glaucoma Evaluation

During a glaucoma evaluation, Dr. Roberts may perform some of the following tests.

  • Tonometry.
  • Gonioscopy.
  • Ophthalmoscopy.
  • Visual field test.
  • Photography
  • Special Imaging

To learn more about these specific tests and glaucoma evaluations, click here.

Glaucoma Treatment

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