Too much of anything can be a problem, and so it is with your eye fluid. When more is made than can be efficiently drained, the result is a buildup of fluid that then causes an increase in internal eye pressure. What we’ve just described is glaucoma. And at Alta Loma Optometric, our glaucoma eye care is targeted to diagnose it early, before symptoms appear, and to help you avoid the worst consequences of this eye disease.
The most common symptoms of glaucoma are eye pain, blurry vision, halos appearing around light in your field of vision, red eyes, unexplained headaches, and nausea and vomiting. However, those are signs that the condition has become advanced, because early on there are no obvious indications. It’s why even more important than our glaucoma treatment in Rancho Cucamonga is to detect it promptly. A yearly screening is recommended for all adults. Unchecked, this is an eye disease that causes vision loss, including potential blindness, and optical nerve damage. Its outcomes may not be reversible, so you most certainly want to take every available opportunity to keep them from happening. If our eye doctor does diagnose you with this condition, our glaucoma treatment in Rancho Cucamonga will depend on the severity of it and whether or not any harm has come to your eyes. Specially medicated eye drops reduce fluid production and can lead to a correction of the imbalance, but they don’t always work well for everyone. And if they do, you will need to take them for life. You may also be a good candidate for either laser treatment or microsurgery, both of which are concerned with improving drainage of fluid.
You might need our glaucoma treatment in Rancho Cucamonga, and the only way to know for sure is to come in for an examination and screening. So reach out to our office and arrange a date to come in.