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Glaucoma refers to a category of eye disorders often associated with a dangerous buildup of internal eye pressure, sometimes referred to as intraocular pressure or IOP. This buildup can damage the eye's optic nerve which transmits visual information to your brain.
When glaucoma is left untreated - or uncontrolled - you might eventually notice a decreased ability to see at the edge of your vision (peripheral vision). Progressive eye damage could eventually lead to blindness, so glaucoma treatment is very important.
Often called the "silent thief of sight", most types of glaucoma cause no pain and produce no symptoms. Because of this, glaucoma often progresses undetected until the optic nerve suffers irreversible damage, with varying degrees of permanent vision loss.
With acute-angle closure glaucoma, symptoms can include intense eye pain, blurry vision, halos around lights, nausea and vomiting. If you have these symptoms, contact us or visit the emergency room immediately so that steps can be taken to prevent vision loss.
The two major types of glaucoma are acute angle-closure glaucoma and chronic or primary open-angle glaucoma. Less common types are congenital, pigmentary and secondary glaucoma. Dr. Waring can describe the different glaucoma types to you and recommend the best glaucoma treatment for you.
Treatment can involve glaucoma surgery, laser treatments or medication, depending on the severeity of your glaucoma condition.
Dr. Waring is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a wealth of experience in dealing with glaucoma. He is an excellent glaucoma doctor and surgeon, and will be happy to sit down with you and answer any and all questions you may have about your treatment.
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