You may suffer from two different forms of glaucoma. The first, open-angle glaucoma, is nicknamed the “sneak thief of sight” because by the time you realize you have a problem, it may already be advanced. Carefully monitor your peripheral vision if you are at risk of developing glaucoma, as that may be one of the first areas to feel the impact of your diminished sight. The other type of glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma, typically produces blurry vision, rainbow auras around lights and head or eye pain. You may also experience nausea, vomiting and sudden vision loss if it progresses rapidly. Whenever you notice abnormal vision, call us at Outlook Eyecare as soon as possible.
Glaucoma often results because of increased pressure in your eyes that places strain on your optic nerve, causing pain and reducing your vision. One of the first lines of treatment is special eye drops that help reduce the pressure in your eyes. Laser treatments have also become very effective in reducing areas of pressure within your eyes or around your ocular nerve to reduce or eliminate the cause of your glaucoma. In more advanced cases, surgery may be necessary to preserve your remaining vision. This surgery is typically conducted on an outpatient basis.
Whether you’ve noticed recent changes to your vision or it’s been a while since your last comprehensive exam, contact Outlook Eyecare today to schedule your glaucoma screening exam. We’ll thoroughly test your eyes to detect any issues or diseases that may be impacting your vision or eye health and work with you to develop a comprehensive glaucoma treatment plan. Call us at 609-409-2777 to schedule an appointment at our Princeton or Monroe Township locations. We are available Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays.
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