Apex Eye Provides Specialized Glaucoma Care
All of the trusted ophthalmologists at Apex Eye are board-certified, fellowship trained physicians with the expertise and training to diagnose and treat patients with Glaucoma. Glaucoma has been called the “silent thief of sight” because it slowly damages the eyes and leads to vision loss. Frequently, there are no early warning symptoms of glaucoma. By the time one begins to see dimming/blurriness in certain areas of their field of vision or blind spots, glaucoma has reached an advanced stage and significant vision loss has occurred.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that results from increased pressure within the eye caused by fluid backup. Over time this elevated pressure causes damage to the optic nerve, leading to vision loss. Any vision loss as a result of glaucoma is permanent and cannot be restored. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to loss of sight in both eyes and lead to blindness.
Detection and Treatment
The Apex Eye team of experienced physicians and compassionate staff will do advanced testing and a thorough exam to determine if a patient has glaucoma and its severity. A comprehensive treatment plan will be recommended which can include eye drops, oral medications, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods. While the cure for glaucoma has not yet been found, these types of treatment methods have been proven to slow vision loss and prevent future damage.
Glaucoma is a chronic condition typically requires ongoing treatment and care. You can trust the physician’s at Apex Eye will do everything possible to help you maintain your vision. Even if you are not experiencing vision loss or other symptoms of advanced glaucoma, contact Apex Eye to schedule an exam. Regular eye examinations are the best way to detect to glaucoma before vision loss occurs.