Glaucoma is a common eye disease which becomes more prevalent as people get older (over 65, the incidence is about 6%). Glaucoma is a slow disease which damages the optic nerve functions, first impairing peripheral visual field, and finally central vision.
The ophthalmologists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons are highly skilled at diagnosing and preventing glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness. They use sophisticated imaging programs and tonometers to detect high levels of intraocular pressure (IOP), the main symptom of glaucoma. If glaucoma is detected, our highly skilled glaucoma specialists can slow the progression of the disease by relieving intraocular pressure with surgery or medications.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with a skilled ophthalmologist.