Glaucoma Symptoms And Treatment Options

From facial rejuvenation to cataract surgery, Outlook Eyecare was founded with the goal of offering top quality, comprehensive eye care for people in our community. If you are looking for an eye doctor, our optometrists and ophthalmologists are the choice of people from Monroe Township, and Princeton, NJ and surrounding communities.

Glaucoma comes in various forms, and its symptoms can be very hard to detect until you’ve already lost significant vision. You may not have any early warning signs, which makes routine testing important to detect what you may not yet notice. Glaucoma can have a genetic component, so if close family members such as parents or siblings have had glaucoma, you may be at higher risk yourself. Whenever you have vision or eye health concerns, trust the board-certified eye doctors at Outlook Eyecare to use cutting-edge glaucoma detection techniques and provide treatment as soon as it becomes necessary.

Glaucoma Symptoms

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 Treatment

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.

Schedule Your Glaucoma Screening Exam Today

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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