What Causes Glaucoma?
Open angle glaucoma occurs when there is a sustained decrease in the rate of fluid drainage from the eye. This decreased outflow eventually causes an increase in intraocular pressure, which can cause loss of individual fibers of the optic nerve. These losses lead to damage to the peripheral visual field and eventual loss of visual acuity.
How Do You Treat Glaucoma?
The most common form of glaucoma therapy consists of using medications such as eye drops or pills. These medications work to either allow for faster fluid drainage from the eye or provide for a reduction in the amount of fluid that is produced. They may cause undesirable side effects, however.
Laser surgery may be used as adjunctive therapy to medications or as an alternative if the disease is mild.
What Technology is Being Used at Eye Care Associates?
At Eye Care Associates, we use an advanced approach to help treat patients with glaucoma.
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