Glaucoma is a condition where the eye has unusually high intraocular pressure and produces too much or too little fluid. Those who suffer from this condition have optic nerve damage, which is permanent and can lead to vision loss. For this reason, it is very important to diagnose and treat this issue as soon as possible. As an experienced optometrist, Dr. Gordon can provide you with the diagnostic testing necessary to determine if you suffer from this condition. To get started, get in touch with our team at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics today.
What Are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Unfortunately for many, the first sign of glaucoma is some loss of vision. This is a problem because as this condition progresses, it does more irreversible damage. Therefore, the longer this problem goes untreated, the greater vision loss one can expect. For this reason, it is critical to come in for regular eye exams, as we have machines that can detect glaucoma in its early stages.
There are two categories of glaucoma, each with its own specific indicators.
Open Angle Glaucoma
- Patchy peripheral blind spots
- Central vision blind spots
- Tunnel vision
Acute Angle-closure Glaucoma
- Severe headaches
- Eye pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Halos around lights
- Red eyes
Why Do I Have Glaucoma?
People who are over 40 and are in poor health are more likely to develop this issue, as are people who are nearsighted or farsighted. Glaucoma is more common in those of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent. Other factors that can lead to this condition include a family history of the disease, high/low blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorders, injuries to the eye, and repeated use of steroids.
How Do We Treat Glaucoma?
During your comprehensive eye exam at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, Dr. Gordon will diligently check for signs of this condition. Testing for glaucoma includes the measuring of intraocular pressure, corneal thickness, and looking for optic nerve damage. Damage from this condition is not reversible, but we can help slow further vision loss by lowering your intraocular pressure. Our first approach will be to prescribe eye drops designed for this purpose.
Why Choose Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics?
Your eye health is too important to be left to chance. You need the best possible care in the Westchester area, and you will get it here at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics. Dr. Steven Gordon offers over 30 years of experience, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff work hard to make sure you are totally at ease during your appointment. We have treated many glaucoma patients successfully and can surely help you maintain your eye health to every extent possible.
Contact Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for Glaucoma Treatment in Katonah, NY
If you suspect you have glaucoma, or if you have any of the risk factors and have gone more than six months without an eye exam, it is critical that you come in for an examination. To schedule now, just call us at (914) 232-5770 or fill out and submit the form below.