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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an often painless eye disease which, when left untreated, can cause blindness. We provide glaucoma screening and diagnosis with treatments ranging from eye drops to surgery.

Early diagnosis is crucial. Glaucoma is a slow moving disease with few symptoms. It affects the peripheral vision first - a loss of vision that can be easy to miss because it’s not in our direct line of sight. If left untreated, the field of vision becomes progressively smaller until blindness results. There is often no pain, no infection, no discharge and no redness. Unfortunately, there is also no cure. People over the age of 40 should be checked for glaucoma.

Glaucoma is typically treated with eyedrops. If your eye doctor finds any damage to the optic nerve (called “cupping”) or any loss of peripheral vision, further vision loss can usually be stopped if you begin using the eyedrops. For glaucoma that does not respond to the eyedrops, Horizon’s fellowship-trained glaucoma surgeons offer the latest in surgical procedures.