Treatment for Glaucoma in Newport News, VA – Hampton Roads Eye Associates
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve. The optic nerve is connected to the retina and is made up of many nerve fibers. It is responsible for sending signals from your retina to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images you see.
When the optic nerve becomes more damaged, blank spots begin to appear in your field of vision. You typically won’t notice these blank spots in your day-to-day activities until the optic nerve is significantly damaged and these spots become large.
If left untreated, Glaucoma can lead to blindness. Because the disease does not have any early symptoms and the progresses slowly, many people are not even aware they have glaucoma. Fortunately, early detection and treatment can help to save your vision.
Treatment for glaucoma will depend on your specific type of glaucoma, the severity of your disease and how it responds to treatment.
- Glaucoma Eye Drops are very common and are used lower your eye pressure in one of two ways — either by slowing the production of aqueous humor or by improving the flow through the drainage angle.
- Glaucoma Surgery helps to improves the flow of fluid out of the eye, resulting in lower eye pressure.
We recommend frequent eye exams, because early detection provides for the best chance of successful treatment. At Hampton Roads Eye Associates we are pleased to offer specialized treatment, including laser and surgical.