Glaucoma is a condition caused by a blockage of the natural drain of the eye. The blockage makes the eye drain poorly, leading to the buildup of fluid and pressure within the eye, called “intraocular pressure.” If left untreated, the condition can worsen and damage the optic nerve that sends images to the brain. The medical professionals at Moore Eye Clinic are familiar with surgical and non-surgical treatment options for glaucoma, and their friendly staff will help and guide you through diagnosis and treatment.
Early Detection of Glaucoma
Identifying and treating early signs of glaucoma is vital to diagnosing the disease, and treating it before irreversible damage is done. In many cases, patients are suffering from glaucoma but don’t realize they have the condition, as the symptoms build slowly over time. As the early symptoms may be almost undetectable, it’s important to ensure you have a regular, comprehensive eye exam. Our staff of professionals in vision and eye diseases at Moore Eye Clinic can identify early signs of glaucoma.
In cases where the glaucoma has not developed to the critical stage, many patients can be treated with eye drops that control intraocular pressure. Prior to treatment, we evaluate your medical history and any medications you take to avoid interactions that could endanger your health. The drops are applied directly on the eye and are absorbed through blood vessels on the surface. The medication works to either relax muscles in the eye, decrease fluid production, or increasing outflow of fluid, depending on the type of active ingredient. Advanced laser and surgical procedures are also available to manage glaucoma when needed.