It is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over 60: glaucoma. The condition works to damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain and is vital for good vision. Glaucoma poses a threat to your vision, resulting from prolonged high eye pressure that can ultimately lead to permanent vision loss.
It’s important to get regular eye checkups for early detection and treatment of glaucoma before long-term vision loss happens. At the offices of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Sterling, our team of highly-skilled eye specialists will handle your case with care, with regular testing and treatments designed to maintain or restore your healthy vision.
Most patients with glaucoma do not notice any symptoms at first, until they have lost some of their peripheral (side) vision. Often, this is not recognized by the patient until the disease has progressed, and can be accompanied by:
• Eye pain
• Blind spots in your side or central vision
• Redness in the eye
• The vision in one or both eyes appearing hazy
• Seeing halos around lights
• Narrowing of vision (tunnel vision)
Because vision loss due to glaucoma can’t be recovered, the importance of regular eye exams can’t be stressed enough. Treatment for glaucoma aims to lower eye pressure using prescription eyedrops, oral medications, laser treatment, surgery or a combination of any of these.
Committed to your vision health
At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Sterling, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care for a wide range of conditions, including glaucoma. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.