WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that slowly causes vision loss. In fact, the loss occurs so slowly, experts estimate half of people affected by glaucoma may not even know they have it.
High myopia (nearsightedness)
Thin corneas (measured by ultrasonic pachymetry)
Depending upon the type of glaucoma, treatment may include medication (usually prescription eyedrops), laser treatment, or surgery to lower the pressure in the eye and prevent further damage to the optic nerve. While there is no cure for glaucoma, early diagnosis and continuing treatment can preserve eyesight. We carefully monitor patients who are at risk for glaucoma or have early warning signs of the disease. Also, we work closely with your doctor of optometry to monitor eye health and pressure, to help catch glaucoma as soon as possible and minimize the risk of damaging effects.
SoCal Eye is also now offering patients the iStent, a microscopic stent that can be placed during cataract surgery to help treat glaucoma.
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