Glaucoma, often dubbed the “silent thief of sight,” is a covert eye disease that can progress unnoticed. It arises from a slow increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), which, over time, damages the optic nerve, leading to irreversible vision loss. Its early stages are typically asymptomatic, meaning many don’t realize they have it until significant vision is lost.
During our annual eye exams, we diligently measure your eye pressure and inspect your optic nerves. If we spot any concerns, we delve deeper with additional tests, such as assessing corneal thickness, re-checking IOP, and evaluating the eye’s drainage angles and optic nerve health. We’ll initiate treatments and closely monitor any progression if glaucoma indicators are found. Our utmost priority is to protect your vision and eye health.