In general terms, glaucoma refers to a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve. It’s one of the leading causes of visual disability. However, eye care professionals say that it can be prevented if it’s diagnosed early and treated immediately.[Read more…]
The Dangers of Driving With Glaucoma
Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased pressure in your eyes. The condition can cause changes to your vision that may affect your daily life. In particular, you may find driving to be challenging, which is why optical care providers recommend extreme caution.[Read more…]
A Look at the Future of Glaucoma Management
Glaucoma is a condition caused by high intraocular pressure (IOP) that results in optic nerve damage, which, without effective treatment from an optometrist, can lead to progressive, irreversible vision loss. The second leading cause of blindness in the United States, glaucoma is typically managed with either eye drops or through laser surgery, though medical professionals are constantly researching and developing new methods for controlling the condition.
In today’s blog post, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic takes a look at the future of glaucoma treatment and management.
Glaucoma 101 Part 1: Risk Factors, Causes, and Types
Glaucoma happens when high intraocular pressure (IOP) leads to compression and possible damage to your optic nerve, resulting in blindness if left unmanaged. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the world. At Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic, we believe that promoting awareness of this disease is needed to halt its increasing prevalence. Let your trusted eye doctor discuss glaucoma in detail for your understanding. [Read more…]