Glaucoma Treatment Services, Raleigh-Durham
As part of Kelly Eye Center’s extensive list of eye care services, we offer glaucoma screening and treatment services so that patients across Raleigh can experience better vision and eye health.
Causes of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a degenerative disease that is often genetically inherited and usually occurs later in life. Clear fluid, known as aqueous fluid naturally circulates through the eye to provide nourishment to the tissue. This fluid also applies pressure or intraocular pressure that helps maintain the shape of the eye. However, this pressure can build up to dangerous levels and cause damage to the optic nerve.
If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete and permanent blindness. That is why we recommend regular eye tests and screenings. The sooner we can detect and begin treating glaucoma, the less irreversible damage will be done.
Symptoms of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is an especially dangerous eye affliction because patients won’t experience any symptoms or pain early on and there is no way to reverse damage. The best course of action is early detection. Those with a family history of glaucoma or other risk factors need to be diligent about receiving regular eye exams.
Patients in the later stages of glaucoma may see halos around lights and experience tunnel vision and vision loss. Some people also have redness in the eye along with pain and nausea. Diagnosing glaucoma requires a simple, quick and painless eye exam. All it takes is a few minutes to protect your eye health and receive the treatment you need to slow the progression of glaucoma.
While there is no way to cure glaucoma or reverse the damage, there are advanced treatment methods available that will help you slow the progression of the disease and preserve your vision for as long as possible. Kelly Eye Center works with patients to create a customized care plan.
If you are at a high risk for glaucoma, schedule an eye exam today and work with the team at Kelly Eye Center to protect your eye health and take a proactive approach to diagnose and treating glaucoma.