Glaucoma Treatment

Older man using eye drops for glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma is an eye disease that is characterized by a sudden or gradual increase in pressure in the eye. Since it is mostly asymptomatic other than progressive vision loss, it is important to get regular eye exams with our optometrist to check for changes in your vision and to test the pressure in your eyes.

Glaucoma Causes

Glaucoma is an eye disease that most often develops after the age of 60. It is believed to be hereditary, and there have been several genes identified that relate to the development of high internal eye pressure. The condition causes a buildup of fluid in the front part of the eye, which increases the pressure in the eye. When the pressure increases, it causes damage to the optic nerve.

Once this damage occurs, it cannot be reversed. Therefore, it is extremely important to get your eye pressure tested on a yearly basis by visiting {PRACTICENAME). This test is painless and relatively fast. 

Risk Factors for Increased Eye Pressure

  • 60 Years of Age or Older
  • Have a History of Eye Surgery
  • Have a Previous Eye Injury
  • Having Extreme Nearsightedness or Farsightedness
  • High Internal Eye Pressure
  • Other People in the Family Have High Eye Pressure

Treatments for High Intraocular Eye Pressure

Glaucoma progression can be slowed down by reducing the inner pressure in your eye to prevent damage to your optic nerve. Common treatments include medications and/or different types of eye surgery, Dr. Jonathan Pham will determine what type of treatment is needed.

To schedule your next eye exam to have your vision tested and to check for signs and symptoms of glaucoma, call us today at (817) 419-8871.

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