Prevent Future Damage to Your Vision with Glaucoma Treatment
If you are experiencing symptoms of glaucoma, such as eye pressure or blurred vision, our doctors can prescribe glaucoma treatment at our Northglenn, CO, practice to improve your vision and prevent further eye conditions. Dr. Montgomery and the team at Montgomery Eye Care can provide both nonsurgical and surgical options to treat this disease. Glaucoma is caused by the buildup of abnormal intraocular pressure on the optic nerve that prevents proper communication between the retina and the brain. It can significantly damage the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.
Glaucoma is a chronic eye condition that can negatively impact the optic nerve, caused by excess intraocular pressure that worsens over time. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness, often within a few years. There are two types of glaucoma: closed-angle glaucoma, and the more common, open-angle glaucoma. Causes of this disease can include advanced age, genetics, eye trauma, farsightedness, nearsightedness, diabetes, and an abnormally shaped iris.
Signs and Symptoms
Common side effects of glaucoma may include:
- Eye pain
- Blurred vision
- Headache or migraines
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light
- Halos around bright lights
- Tunnel vision or loss of peripheral vision
- Central vision loss