Everyone is at risk for glaucoma. For this reason, we recommend that you get tested often. As a standard procedure, The Georgia Center for Sight does routine glaucoma testing with each eye exam. This routine test examines intraocular pressure. While elevated intraocular pressure is the most important risk factor for glaucoma, a significant percentage of people diagnosed with glaucoma have normal or even low pressure. Therefore, we recommend that each person should get a complete eye exam, including eye dilation, every one or two years.
What is Glaucoma?
According to The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group, more than 2.6 million people in the United States are affected by glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and results in vision loss and blindness. This disease generally affects both eyes as fluid pressure within the eyes rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.
Types of Glaucoma
Other Types of Glaucoma
Such as congenital, pigmentary, neovascular, inflammation glaucoma will be treated based on each underlying etiology.