Glaucoma is the foremost source of blindness and visual impairment in the U.S. A straightforward, pain-free vision examination could discover the condition. Early diagnosis as well as treatment, glaucoma usually can end up being managed and loss of sight prevented.
The best way to detect glacoma at its earliest stages is to go for regular eye exams. Please call 303-797-1150 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alan Margolis at our office in Lone Tree, Colorado.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma can impact anybody from newborn babies to the elderly. It’s been approximated that nearly 3 million Americans have got glaucoma. At least half of these people don’t realize they’ve got it simply because glaucoma normally has no signs and symptoms. Those people who are at a higher risk for glaucoma normally have the following problems:
- At least 45 years of age without having regular vision examinations
- A family history of glaucoma
- Unusually high eye pressure
- African ancestry
- Diabetic issues
- Former eye injuries
- Normal, long-term utilization of cortisone/steroid products
To be able to detect glaucoma, your doctor may test your visual acuity as well as visual field and test the pressure inside your eye. Normal and complete vision examinations assist to keep track of the alterations in your eyesight and also to see whether you might develop glaucoma.
Therapy to manage glaucoma include things like medications in the form of either eye-drops or pills, laser surgical treatment as well as conventional surgery.
Please contact Margolis Vision today to schedule a glaucoma screening. We serve patients in Lone Tree, Castle Rock, and throughout the Denver area.