Glaucoma is an eye disease that is associated with abnormally high eye pressures, which slowly damage the optic nerve (the cable that connects the back of the eye to the brain).
The result of this damage to the optic nerve is reduced peripheral vision.
Vision with advanced glaucoma
Evaluation for Glaucoma includes:
- measurement of eye pressures
- inspection of the eye's drainage angles
- inspection of the optic nerve for damage
- testing of peripheral vision (visual field)
- taking a picture or computer measurement of your optic nerve
- measurement of corneal thickness
Treatments for Glaucoma include:
- eyedrops to control the eye pressure
- laser treatment to lower the eye pressure
- laser treatment to lower the risk of an acute attack of glaucoma