Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause serious damage to your optic nerve, loss of vision, and even blindness. It is essential that it is not only diagnosed promptly, but also treated properly and effectively, including the use of laser trabeculoplasty. Here at Quality Eye Care, we are your specialists when it comes to eye conditions like glaucoma. Depend on us for the high level of you care you need and want.
The effects of this eye disease are the result of the pressure inside your eyes increasing to a degree that is unsafe. How does this occur? Well, your eyes are constantly created fluid that serves to keep your eyes clean and properly moisturized. That fluid then drains out. But when more is made than is drained, there is a buildup of fluid, and that is what leads to having too much pressure. Our Ponte Vedra glaucoma doctor recommends a yearly screening for all adults because no matter your age, heredity, ethnic background, or medical history, glaucoma remains a possibility. Furthermore, symptoms do not appear until the later stages, at which point you will probably already have suffered some effects that are not reversible. It is crucial to be proactive and get out ahead of letting glaucoma impact you. The first line of treatment options is usually the use of special eye drops that reduce the amount of fluid production. If that is not successful, or if our Ponte Vedra glaucoma doctor determines it’s the best choice in your situation, laser trabeculoplasty will be performed. It’s safe and produces results that improve your eyes’ ability to drain fluid, thereby reducing pressure.
To manage glaucoma, take timely action. Reach out to our office and schedule an appointment to come in for an examination and consultation with our Ponte Vedra glaucoma doctor.