Glaucoma is a degenerative disease caused by damage to the optic nerve generally thought to occur from elevated eye pressure. Although nearly 3 million Americans suffer from this disease, only half of them know it. This year alone, 5,000 people will go blind from glaucoma!
Ask us about our newest procedure, Canaloplasty. It is like bypass surgery for the eye. We also are pleased to offer the gentle SLT laser for glaucoma right in the office.
Treatable when caught early, glaucoma has no warning signs and affects peripheral vision first—meaning you could have “perfect” 20/20 vision but still have glaucoma.
Risk factors include: being over the age of 60; having a relative with glaucoma; having a thin cornea, being of African descent AND over the age of 40; and having diabetes. To protect your vision, it’s crucial to get tested early and regularly. Contact us today for details.