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Glaucoma is a common eye disease and a major reason that everyone should have an annual eye exam with an optometrist. Early detection is crucial, since the disease leads to permanent vision loss. The earliest sign of glaucoma (open-angle glaucoma) is increased pressure in the eye, which is only evident in testing conducted at your optometry office. Glaucoma testing is painless and quick, and if elevated eye pressure is found, our Mooresville optometrist can recommend treatment to lower your eye pressure.
Vision lost to glaucoma is irreversible, but the disease can be significantly slowed down with proper treatment. Your optometrist is likely to be the first to discover your glaucoma. Don't wait for glaucoma symptoms, because by the time you notice the blurry vision or vision loss, the condition is well advanced and much damage is already done.
The following are risk factors that make you more likely to develop open-angle glaucoma (the common form of glaucoma):
When you visit our optometry center for an annual eye exam, you may receive some or all of these tests for glaucoma:
Early glaucoma treatment starts with prescription eye drops to lower eye pressure by reducing fluid production or increasing drainage in your eyes. At later stages, our optometrist may recommend laser eye surgery or traditional glaucoma surgery. We can refer you to our recommended ophthalmologist for priority treatment.
If you experience symptoms of narrow-angle glaucoma, get emergency medical help immediately. Narrow-angle glaucoma produces sudden, intense symptoms. It happens when drainage canals in the eye are suddenly blocked, causing eye pressure to increase rapidly. Symptoms include: severe eye pain, headache, seeing flashing lights, nausea, blurry vision or vision loss.
Schedule your annual eye exam now, so that you don't forget. We serve Mooresville, Davidson, Statesville, Cornelius, Huntersville, Lake Norman and Denver, NC and surrounding communities. Call Eye Care Center Mooresville at 704-664-9121 today.