Glaucoma is one of the most devastating conditions people in older age encounter, with vision loss and permanent damage affecting their everyday lives. At Restoration Eye Care, an ophthalmologist on our eye care team wants to help patients with glaucoma prevent early vision loss through effective treatment, monitoring, and lifestyle changes. Our ophthalmologists, eye Dr Timothy McGarity and eye Dr Adam Clarke, and the rest of our staff in Columbia, MO, want to help you find relief and to experience better vision.
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a type of eye disease that leads to permanent vision loss and optic nerve damage, oftentimes due to increased pressure in the eye. This excess pressure can be caused by the buildup of a clear fluid inside the eye. Glaucoma is often associated with age-related conditions but can also occur at due to injury or other factors.
Symptoms of Glaucoma
Signs and symptoms associated with glaucoma can differ depending on the type. However, some common signs of this condition include:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Tunnel vision
- Eye redness
- Halos around lights
- Loss of peripheral vision
It's important to note that symptoms coincide with the onset of glaucoma may not be noticeable or present at all. Without regular eye exams, glaucoma can go undetected until it's too late to prevent serious damage.
At Restoration Eye Care, an ophthalmologist on our team can provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments for patients with glaucoma. If you notice any of these symptoms or changes in your vision, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment right away.
Treatment of Glaucoma
At Restoration Eye Care, our ophthalmologist offers different treatment options to patients with glaucoma. Depending on the severity and type of glaucoma, treatment may include more than one approach. We might use eye drops to help reduce pressure in the eye or we might need to resort to eye surgery, depending on the situation.
With early detection and specialized care, an eye doctor on our eye care team can help patients with glaucoma maintain their vision quality and improve their quality of life., Our team is here to provide the comprehensive care necessary to help you find relief.
Get Eye Care from an Ophthalmologist on Our Team
To learn more about glaucoma treatment options or to schedule an appointment, contact Restoration Eye Care in Columbia, MO, today. Our dedicated staff is here to answer your questions and help you take the first step toward better vision. Call us at (573) 441-7070 for more information.