Open Angle Glaucoma
What is Open Angle Glaucoma
Open-angle Glaucoma is the most common form of Glaucoma, and has no immediate symptoms. If left undiagnosed and untreated, peripheral vision (side vision) will be lost and will eventually lead to blindness.
Open-angle glaucoma can be caused by injury to the eye. It can present months after the injury. This type of glaucoma may not respond to traditional forms of treatment and may require surgery.
How Can I Prevent Open Angle Glaucoma
- Have a comprehensive eye exam every every year
- If Open-angle Glaucoma is present in your family get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist. It often runs in families.
- If you start to see halos around lights or any changes in your vision, see an ophthalmologist immediately.
Open-angle Glaucoma Treatment
The goal with treatment is to help lower the pressure in the eye to prevent or stop damage to the optic nerve. There are many techniques and new emerging technology including eye drops, pills, laser surgery and more. Please contact us today to see what the best course of treatment would be for you.
Dr. Powers and the Healthy Vision Institute creates customized treatments for each patient, utilizing all of the latest and most advanced available treatments best suited for the individual.
Contact us today to find out how we can make you a customized treatment plan to make you see clearly for the rest of your life.