When it comes to Glaucoma, early detection and treatment can result in better outcomes. If you are unsure whether you are at risk, here are some facts that can help you detect the early signs of Glaucoma.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma is also not just one eye disease, but a combination of abnormal eye pressures and conditions that damages the optic nerve.
Because the loss of vision is gradual, most people don’t realize they are losing their sight until the disease has advanced further along. That’s why Glaucoma is called the Silent Thief of Sight. The most common type of glaucoma is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.
Early detection is crucial to fighting Glaucoma. This is the reason why the Palm Beach Eye Centers highly recommend a regular annual eye exam at any of our convenient locations. Early diagnosis and treatment can dramatically reduce and, in some cases, prevent optic nerve damage. A simple screening can make the difference between a bright future and a dark one. It’s important to understand that vision lost cannot be regained.
Please contact your local Palm Beach Eye Centers and have one of their trained professionals answer any questions you may have about Glaucoma or other eye related diseases.