what is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a progressive condition in which the optic nerve is damaged, leading to permanent loss of vision. Once the nerve tissue is damaged, there is no way to reverse the effects of glaucoma. The key in treating glaucoma is catching the condition in its early stages, and preventing further vision loss. During your comprehensive exam we screen for glaucoma. If risk factors are present, there will be an extended evaluation to assess how closely you need to be monitored. If there are glaucomatous changes in your scans, treatment will be initiated, and monitored closely.