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Don’t let glaucoma cast a shadow on your vision. ReFocus Eye Health’s specialized glaucoma care is a beacon of hope, guiding you toward proactive measures and personalized solutions. From early detection to advanced treatments, we’re here to safeguard your sight and elevate your quality of life.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve, often caused by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). This condition can lead to gradual vision loss and, if left untreated, irreversible blindness. Glaucoma typically develops without noticeable symptoms in its early stages, making regular eye exams crucial for early detection and effective management.
Glaucoma manifests in various types, each with distinct characteristics. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is the most common and progresses slowly, often without noticeable symptoms until advanced stages. Narrow-angle glaucoma (angle-closure glaucoma), on the other hand, can bring sudden and severe symptoms like eye pain, headaches, and sudden vision changes.
What are the Risk Factors?
Glaucoma can arise from a combination of various factors, including:
- High pressure within the eye due to improper fluid drainage
- Advancing age (especially after 60)
- Ethnicity (African, Hispanic, and Asian heritage)
- Family history of glaucoma
- Medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease)
- Injuries to the eye
- Prolonged use of steroids (eye drop form)
- Extreme nearsightedness
- Eye anatomy
It's important to note that while these factors can increase your risk, glaucoma can still develop without any apparent cause.
Tailored Treatment Plans for Optimal Glaucoma Management
Detecting glaucoma begins with a comprehensive eye exam. This includes measuring your intraocular pressure (IOP), assessing the optic nerve, and evaluating your visual field. Our team also utilizes specialized imaging technologies for a detailed view of your eye structures.
While glaucoma cannot be cured, a treatment plan based on the type and severity of your glaucoma can help reduce IOP. Strategies may include prescription eye drops to reduce intraocular pressure, laser therapy to enhance fluid drainage, or surgical interventions to create new drainage pathways.
The glaucoma specialists at ReFocus Eye Health will provide a personalized management plan, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your vision and overall eye health.
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