When the internal pressure in your eyes reach an unsafe level, that means you have Chandler AZ glaucoma. Although treatable, it is a disease without obvious symptoms until it has progressed to a more advanced stage. Here at San Tan Eye Care, you can depend on early detection with a yearly screening. And the best outcomes are associated with prompt diagnosis and treatment.
The reason that the pressure in your eyes become too high is that you develop an imbalance in the creation and drainage of eye fluid. Your eyes ordinarily circulate the fluid and then it drains properly. When this process becomes hindered, there is a gradual but unmistakable buildup of fluid that results eye pressure increasing. If not addressed in a timely manner, you could suffer optic nerve damage, vision loss, and even total blindness in the most severe instances. Because our eye doctor is dedicated to preventing the consequences of Chandler AZ glaucoma from happening to you, the recommendation of our office is to be tested regularly. This means once per year, and it applies to all adults, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, medical history, or heredity. The primary test for identifying Chandler AZ glaucoma is called tonometry, which measures your eye pressure. Additional tests will be performed as required to reach a conclusive diagnosis. In the event that you test positive for the eye disease, our eye doctor will discuss possible treatment options with you, based on what stage of the disease you are in, and other factors. Among the possibilities are eye drops to reduce production of fluid, laser treatments to improve drainage, and microsurgery, during which a new channel is created from which your eye fluid can drain.
Don’t put off being tested. In addition to Chandler AZ glaucoma, our eye doctor will test you for other common eye diseases, so give yourself the peace of mind that comes with either finding out you don’t have anything to be concerned about, or that if you do then the situation is being handled.