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Glaucoma Signs & Symptoms

Glaucoma Testing and Treatment with our Ophthalmologist at Eye Care Specialists of FloridaGlaucoma Testing and Treatment in Kissimmee FL at Eye Care Specialist of FLorida ophthamologist

Glaucoma is characterized by an increase in the pressure of your eye, which can lead to optic nerve damage and vision loss if it is not caught early. The condition can occur in one or both eyes. Our ophthalmologist, here at Eye Care Specialists of Florida, can check the pressure in your eye with a simple, painless test. If you have an increase in eye pressure, our eye doctor can recommend a treatment to lower the pressure in your eye.

Risk Factors and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Individuals over the age of 40 who have a family history of glaucoma and everyone over the age of 60 is at an increased risk for the eye disease. Certain chronic conditions may also increase your risk for glaucoma.

Unfortunately, glaucoma does not cause any symptoms other than progressive vision loss. This means that regular testing is the only way to detect it in its early stages.

Glaucoma Treatment with our Kissimmee Ophthalmologist

Our Kissimmee, FL ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat your glaucoma in order to help you maintain your vision. The first line of treatment often involves the use of eye drops or medications. The goal of these medications is to either reduce the amount of fluid produced by your eye or increase the rate at which the fluid drains.

If the drops or medications do not lower the fluid pressure in your eye to a satisfactory level, our ophthalmologist may recommend laser trabeculoplasty, which is a surgery that is designed to increase the spaces in the meshwork of your eye.

If the laser trabeculoplasty fails to produce the desired results or there is a rebuild-up of pressure in your eye, you may benefit from conventional eye surgery, which creates a new opening for the fluid to drain.

Learn More At Your First Appointment

To learn more about the available glaucoma treatments and to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive exam that includes glaucoma testing, contact us here.

Did you know that early detection of glaucoma can help preserve your vision?

Contact us to request an appointment today.

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