Glaucoma. There’s no better reason for regular eye exams.
Glaucoma can be a silent threat to your good vision. The most common form is painless and slow progressing. This disorder, even once diagnosed, may cause irreversible optic nerve damage and blindness. When glaucoma is detected early and treated with the proper medication, vision can usually be preserved. Our surgeons are Denver glaucoma specialists. They have helped thousands of Denver area patients retain good vision either through drug treatment or glaucoma surgery.
Glaucoma is a condition caused by damage to the optic nerve. The damage occurs when intraocular pressure in the eye becomes elevated, limiting the optic nerve’s ability to transmit information to the brain. Glaucoma may start with the loss of peripheral vision and later advance to reduced central vision. Left untreated, it may eventually lead to blindness.
The test for glaucoma is painless and is an important reason to schedule a yearly eye exam. At Denver Eye Surgeons, we have fellowship-trained glaucoma specialists on staff. Contact us for your yearly exam.