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What is Glaucoma?

Learn About Glaucoma from Our Eye Doctor in Kissimmee, FL

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The Eye Care Specialists of Florida is proud to be one of the area's leading facilities for comprehensive eye health and vision services. Along with her team,  our eye doctor in Kissimmee offers advanced technology and clinical skills to improve early detection and treatment of various eye health conditions, including glaucoma. 

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma describes a group of diseases that causes progressive and, if left untreated, total vision loss. As the second leading cause of blindness (after macular degeneration), the most common type of glaucoma affects an estimated 2.2 million people in the United States alone.

Glaucoma occurs due to damage to the optic nerve (the connection between your brain and your eyes).  In most cases, this is caused by an increased internal eye pressure due to an interruption of normal drainage of inner eye fluid. However, not all types of glaucoma are associated with increased internal eye pressure. Likewise, not everyone with an increased inner eye pressure develop glaucoma. Other risk factors include a family history, advancing age, extreme nearsightedness, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a history of eye surgery or injury. 

What Are The Symptoms of Glaucoma?

Common symptoms of glaucoma include:

  • "Blind spots" in the center of a person's visual field
  • Peripheral vision loss 
  • Eye pain
  • Headaches
  • Double vision
  • Hypersensitivity to glare or bright lights
  • Dilated pupils
  • Iris color change

It is important to realize that symptoms of glaucoma may not always be noticeable until after the disease has progressed significantly. This is why it is critical to get your internal eye pressure checked regularly during a comprehensive eye exam from our eye doctor in Kissimmee. If glaucoma is detected, our team can offer you appropriate treatment and services to help manage your disease. This may include medications, eye surgery, and tips on controlling other underlying health conditions. 

Have You Been Screened For Glaucoma? Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Kissimmee Today

Our eye doctor in Kissimmee, ophthalmologist Dr. Saira A. Choudhri, is committed to providing quality eye care services that can meet your needs throughout every stage of life. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about glaucoma treatment, call the Eye Care Specialists of Florida today at (407) 483-0328.

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    - C.H.
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    - Pam L. / Kissimmee, FL
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