If there was a disease that was irreversible, without a cure, that could put your eyesight at risk, you would want to know about it right?
Glaucoma is just that disease and is often called the thief of sight. It is sneaky as there are not strong symptoms at first. Making regular visits to your eye doctor is very important. Various conditions can cause increasing pressure inside your eyes. That increased pressure causes damage to the optic nerve. Left untreated, that damage can rob us of our sight.
Some of the causes of increasing pressure include:
We have explored some of the factors that can increase the chance of developing glaucoma, since we know that glaucoma can not lets see if there are things we can do to delay developing glaucoma.
If you have any questions or it has been a while since your last eye exam, feel free to give us a call to set up an appointment with Dr. Filchak or Dr. Todd.