If you are looking for a top-notch vision practice which can manage and treat your glaucoma vision problem, visit us at our Vision Center of New York. Our Bronx glaucoma doctor, Dr. Gary R Fishman or Dr. Simon Wu, can provide you with the very highest level of glaucoma diagnosis, management, and care.
Glaucoma is a very serious eye disease which can easily be diagnosed in the early stages during a comprehensive eye exam. However, since the early symptoms of glaucoma are so minor, many people are surprised to learn that they are suffering with this eye disease. If glaucoma is caught in the early stages, our Bronx glaucoma doctor can easily treat it with medicated eye drops which will keep the glaucoma from advancing. However, if glaucoma is not caught in the early stages, it can go on to cause vision damage to the optic nerve, and vision will be permanently lost. This is why it is so important to see our ophthalmologist for a periodic eye exam. Glaucoma is a progressive disease that will ultimately cause vision damage. Glaucoma affects the optic nerve which is the part of the eye that carries images from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma is associated with high levels of eye pressure, also known as intraocular pressure. High intraocular pressure is a risk factor, but other factors must also be present in order to make a diagnosis of glaucoma. However, even patients with normal pressure can have vision loss from glaucoma. Patients at greatest risk for glaucoma are over 40, have diabetes, are nearsighted, or have a family history of the disease. It has been estimated that almost half of the people who have glaucoma do not know it. At our vision practice, we can provide patients with prescription eye drops, laser procedures, or eye surgery, to slow future vision loss. The type of treatment provided by our doctor depends on the type of glaucoma being treated.
For an appointment to meet with our Bronx glaucoma doctor for diagnosis and/or treatment, contact us today.