Glaucoma Testing & Management in Edison & Perth Amboy

Uncovering the Silent Thief of Sight

Nearly 3 million Americans are affected by glaucoma. The condition is one of the leading causes of blindness in older adults. Symptoms can often go unnoticed, which is why glaucoma is so challenging to diagnose without proper testing. Glaucoma testing is especially crucial for adults over the age of 60 and those with a family history of the disease.

What is the Main Cause of Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is caused by a buildup of fluid on the optic nerve. Over time, this fluid buildup increases pressure, damaging the optic nerve and leading to blind spots in the visual field. Other health factors can increase your risk of glaucoma, including diabetes and age.

What Age Do You Usually Get Glaucoma?

Glaucoma typically affects people over the age of 40. Symptoms can go unnoticed for many years and become more noticeable after 60.

How Do You Test For Glaucoma?

Glaucoma testing includes determining the health of the optic nerve and measuring intraocular pressure. Mapping the back of your eye using optical coherence tomography helps us determine the health of your optic nerve. This testing, in conjunction with an eye pressure check, is crucial to providing the data we need to diagnose glaucoma.

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Glaucoma?

Signs of glaucoma include seeing halos around lights, blind spots in the visual field, severe headaches, and haziness of the cornea. Having regular eye exams is crucial to early diagnosis since these early warning signs may present themselves after glaucoma is already present..

What Does Glaucoma Feel Like?

Increased intraocular pressure can feel like your eyeball is stretched. This sensation can be uncomfortable and can sometimes cause pain. Glaucoma can also increase tearing, light sensitivity, and squinting.

Are Floaters a Symptom of Glaucoma?

Floaters aren’t typically referenced as a symptom of glaucoma. However, floaters can be a sign of retinal damage, which is sometimes associated with glaucoma.

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