Glaucoma is a disease of the major nerve of vision, called the optic nerve. The optic nerve receives light-generated nerve impulses from the retina and transmits these to the brain, where we recognize those electrical signals as vision. Glaucoma is characterized by a particular pattern of progressive damage to the optic nerve that generally begins with a subtle loss of side vision (peripheral vision). If glaucoma is not diagnosed and treated, it can progress to loss of central vision and blindness.
Palm Beach Eye Center offers a team of ophthalmologists specialized in the care of patients diagnosed with glaucoma. We not only use traditional medical therapies and surgical techniques, but also offer newer, less invasive approaches such as AIT and canaloplasty.