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Posted on 02-23-2016
Our optometrist at Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs can diagnose and treat glaucoma so that you can maintain your eye health and vision.
Glaucoma causes an increase in the pressure inside your eyes, which can damage your optic nerve, resulting in severe vision loss. The front of your eye consists of the cornea, pupil, iris, lens, anterior chamber and conjunctiva. A clear fluid flows into and out of the anterior chamber through the conjunctiva, which is a small space between your cornea and iris. When the fluid exits slower than it enters, the interior pressure of your eye increases.
Testing for the diagnosis of glaucoma at our optometry clinic is a simple procedure that only takes a few seconds. If our optometrist notices an increase in your eye pressure, we may need to take pictures of the back of your eye in order to diagnose damage to your optic nerve and to provide you with the most effective treatment options for your condition.
There are several treatment options available to slow the progression of your glaucoma. In the early stages, we may recommend eye drops that will increase the fluid transfer within your eye. If the conjunctiva is partially or totally blocked, we may recommend laser surgery to increase the size of the opening.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating high eye pressure, getting timely eye care can mean the difference between keeping your vision and going partially or totally blind. That is why we recommend getting yearly eye examinations that include testing for high eye pressure.
To schedule an eye exam with our optometrist, here at Eye 1st Vision Center, that includes testing for high eye pressure, call us. We serve the entirety of Sandy Springs as well as Brookhaven, Marietta, Roswell and Atlanta, GA.
Did you know that having increased eye pressure can damage your optic nerve?
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