San Tan Eye Care

2680 South Val Vista Dr, # 111
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 807-0288

Glaucoma

Movement of fluid in the eye

 

Open-angle glaucoma

 

Angle-closure glaucoma

 

Glaucoma is not just one eye disease, but a group of eye conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which causes loss of vision. Abnormally high pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure) usually, but not always, causes this damage.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Sometimes called the silent thief of sight, glaucoma can damage your vision so gradually you may not notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. The most common type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, has no noticeable signs or symptoms except gradual vision loss.

Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize or prevent optic nerve damage and limit glaucoma-related vision loss. It is important to get your eyes examined regularly and and make sure your optometrist measures your intraocular pressure.