Read Our Latest Blog Post: When To See An Eye Doctor For Glaucoma
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. It is a complicated eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. It is progressive and can cause a permanent loss of vision if not treated. Waiting to see an eye doctor until you start to develop symptoms is not a good idea and could cost you your sight.
Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases characterized by high pressure in the eyes. The most common type of glaucoma is called primary open-angle glaucoma and it is hereditary. Angle-closure basically means tunnel vision.
Am I At Risk?
Everyone is at risk for developing glaucoma. But some groups are at higher risk and should be aware of their risk so they can regularly see their eye doctor. African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians are at high risk. People over 60, and those who have family members with glaucoma should be checked regularly. People … Read more