At Eye Michigan, it is important to us that you receive the information you need to protect your eyes for a lifetime. Please read about Glaucoma that may be of help to you or your loved ones. Knowing what you need to know before something becomes a problem is the best way to prevent and protect your health.
- Did you know that the most common type of Glaucoma actually has no obvious symptoms, save for slow and irreversible vision loss?
- Did you also know that Glaucoma is not one single disease but it is actually a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve, which then results in vision loss?
When it comes to the most common type of Glaucoma—Open-Angle Glaucoma—it is tough to observe the gradual vision loss especially because there is no pain involved. Most people do not notice symptoms before it is too late. What you can look out for is a potential for side vision decreasing, followed by damage to central vision. If not treated, this seemingly innocuous loss of vision can lead to permanent blindness. At Eye Michigan, we want to make sure you are screened and your condition managed carefully so that treatment can help lessen its progression.
Closed-Angle Glaucoma, on the other hand, can have symptoms that present suddenly or gradually. If sudden, symptoms may include severe eye pain, blurry vision, dilated pupils, redness, or nausea. If gradual, symptoms will present mildly, similar to Open-Angle Glaucoma.
The last main type of Glaucoma is called Normal Tension Glaucoma. As the name implies, the intraocular pressure that is a characterizing factor for most Glaucoma’s, is not present. This type of Glaucoma may be accompanied with problems with blood pressure, circulation, metabolism, or even what is called Flammer syndrome.
Eye Michigan doctors and staff are committed to bringing you the best treatment options available to ensure that your outcomes with Glaucoma are as favorable as possible. Contact us to schedule your appointment to keep your eyes healthy.