Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause vision loss, but if you are diagnosed in a timely fashion, our Mechanicsburg PA glaucoma treatment can prevent it from happening. At Armesto Eye Associates, our goal is to have you screened yearly in order to prevent you from experiencing the complications possible due to glaucoma.
Excessive eye pressure is the key marking attribute. This occurs because of an imbalance between the amount of eye fluid you produce and the amount that is drained. When your eyes are functioning normally, the fluid circulates and drains. No problem. The buildup, however, results in an unsafe level of pressure inside your eye. This is a progressive disease, but it can be brought on suddenly form an eye injury that happens by force or chemical contamination. Severe eye infections or inflammation can also bring on glaucoma. Usually, both eyes are affected, but it’s possible for one eye to be more so than the other. In its early stages, there are typically no symptoms. As it advances, though, you may experience redness in your eyes, halos appearing around light, eye pain, tunnel vision, nausea, vomiting, and, of course, loss of vision. Noticing one or more of the above signs indicates that the disease is in a later stage, meaning that our Mechanicsburg PA glaucoma treatment is needed more urgently. Among the options are eye drops designed to reduce your eye fluid production, laser treatments to improve your drainage efficiency, and microsurgery to create a brand new channel for drainage. The appropriate method will be determined based on how far the disease has progressed. If any vision loss or optic nerve damage has taken place, that will also affect the path taken regarding our Mechanicsburg PA glaucoma treatment.
It’s important to be tested regularly, so please call us to schedule your appointment.