Glaucoma is a group of diseases that causes damage to the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that carries information from the retina to the visual centers of the brain so we can see. Through studies, it was found that eye pressure from Glaucoma often plays a significant role in the damaging of the fragile nerve fibers in the optic nerve. However, this is not always the case, as there are several different kinds of Glaucoma, some of which don’t involve elevated pressure. Regardless of the type of Glaucoma, the results are often the same - loss of vision. Usually, this process is very slow, progressing over many years starting with the loss of peripheral vision and eventually resulting in blindness.
At Greenwood Eye Clinic, we have several different methods of treating Glaucoma, from medicines to surgery. We are confident that with early detection, we can prevent Glaucoma from claiming your sight. However, early detection is of the utmost importance since there is no cure for Glaucoma and any vision loss due to Glaucoma cannot be restored. If you think you are experiencing the early symptoms of Glaucoma, don’t hesitate to schedule an eye exam with Greenwood Eye Clinic today.