Have you had sudden changes to your vision and aren't sure why?
Glaucoma can cause vision loss even before you notice the signs or symptoms.
Our board-certified doctors at Ohio Vision in Sidney, OH, can detect and treat the early signs of glaucoma to prevent further vision loss.
Glaucoma What is it?
Glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders that, if left untreated, can cause irreversible damage to your optic nerve and vision. The condition rarely presents immediate symptoms but can lead to vision loss and eventually blindness if left unmanaged.
The Symptoms Know The Warning Signs to Prevent Vision Loss
The slow onset of this type of glaucoma makes the signs and symptoms difficult to notice. If you notice blind spots in your central or peripheral vision, or if you experience tunnel vision, call your doctor immediately to see if this is being caused by glaucoma.
The quick onset of this type makes the symptoms immediately apparent to the patient. Symptoms of this include eye pain, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, nausea, and headache. Call your doctor immediately as this is considered an emergency.
Don't Wait Until It's Too Late Call Our Sidney, Ohio, Office Today
You may notice the symptoms of glaucoma only after permanent damage to your vision has occurred. Routine visits to see our board-certified eye doctors at Ohio Vision are the best way to prevent vision loss caused by glaucoma.
With over a decade of experience, our eye doctors can detect the signs of this condition before you even realize you have it. They can then provide treatment to stop the progression and prevent vision loss.
If you are due for an eye exam, or if you are showing any signs of glaucoma, contact our office today for an appointment. With offices in Sidney, Bellefontaine, Celina, and Troy, we are conveniently located for patients throughout West Central Ohio. We also offer helpful financing options to qualifying patients.
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Who Is at Risk For Glaucoma?
You are four to six times more likely to develop glaucoma if it runs in your family.
You are six times more likely to develop glaucoma if you are over the age of 60.
People of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent are more likely to develop glaucoma than people of a different lineage.
Those who have suffered a previous eye injury or surgery are more likely to develop glaucoma.
Certain medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or sickle cell anemia can increase your chances of developing glaucoma.
Other factors that can increase your risk include long-term use of a corticosteroid, thin corneas, and extreme myopia or hyperopia.
How We Diagnose For Glaucoma
Routine eye exams are crucial in maintaining optic health.
Visit one of our convenient offices in Bellefontaine, Celina, Troy, or Sidney.
Glaucoma Treatment Options Non-Surgical and Minimally Invasive
Your glaucoma treatment will depend on the severity of your symptoms.
Prescription eye drops are typically the first choice of treatment for glaucoma patients. The eye drops are either prescribed to increase the drainage of the eye or to reduce the production of fluid within the eye. Both are aimed at reducing eye pressure and preventing further optic nerve damage.
Sometimes prescription medications will be given to reduce the production of aqueous humor and significantly reduce eye pressure. Eye drops and medication cannot cure glaucoma or the damage that has already occurred to the optic nerve, but they can stop the progression.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
For more severe cases, our eye doctors may recommend a patient undergo a minimally invasive surgery. Which surgery our doctors recommend will depend on the severity of the patient's condition. Our board-certified doctors use sophisticated technology, such as lasers, to help patients manage their glaucoma.