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Incurable and irreversible, glaucoma is the result of increased intraocular pressure (IOP) in the anterior chamber in your eye. This chamber is filled with the aqueous humor, a vital fluid that normally drains out of the eye via special channels. In glaucoma, these drainage channels no longer function well; the fluid remains in the eye, building up and creating damage that permanently affects the optic nerve- and your vision. At Grandview Eye Site, comprehensive eye exams with our Odessa optometrist are crucial in early detection of glaucoma and managing the disease.
Call your eye doctor if any of the following occur:
The short answer is- anyone. This is why regular comprehensive eye examinations are so important. Factors that will increase your risk of developing the disease include:
Since most glaucoma may demonstrate no symptoms until much of your vision is permanently lost, glaucoma is often first discovered during an optometry examination. Your optometrist in Odessa will perform a comprehensive eye and vision examination, which may include:
Glaucoma treatment generally begins with eye drops. These powerful medications include;
Your optometrist will develop a personalized treatment plan to stop your glaucoma in its earliest stages when vision loss is still minimal.
At Grandview Eye Site here in Odessa TX, our experienced staff is ready to partner with you to maintain and protect your eye health and vision. Call us today at 432-367-5600.