Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, characterized by slow, progressive damage of the nerve over time, and, in many cases, elevated intraocular pressure. Glaucoma can lead to peripheral vision loss and blindness. There are many risk factors for glaucoma, chief among them are age, family history, ethnicity, pressure inside the eye, and corneal thickness.
Glaucoma is generally treated with eye drops, although recalcitrant forms require surgery. Schedule your appointment today.