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Glaucoma FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Glaucoma from Eyes Over Copley

There are a number of medical conditions that we see on a regular basis. Some of the most common eye conditions that we see in our office include injuries, refractive issues, and glaucoma. Glaucoma is often overlooked; however, this is a serious eye condition that can rob someone of their vision. It is important for everyone to understand the basics of this eye disease and how it is treated. There are a few common questions that we hear on a regular basis. The team from Eyes Over Copley is here to help everyone in the Boston, Cambridge, Charlestown, Brookline, Newton, and Arlington areas learn about this dangerous eye condition

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Frequently Asked Questions About Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that develops when there are significant pressure changes within the eyes themselves. The eyes depend on the pressure within them to be at a certain point. When the pressure changes, this can lead to serious damage to the cells of the eyes, including the nerves, blood vessels, and retina. This can threaten someone's vision.

What are some of the symptoms of Glaucoma?

One of the main problems with glaucoma is that the condition isn't often detected immediately. This is because, at first, there might not be any symptoms at all. As the condition continues to progress, people might notice that their vision starts to fade. It might become dark, blurry, or include floaters and flashes of light. This can be very unnerving for some people.

How is this condition treated?

Glaucoma is usually treated with medications and/or surgery to reduce the pressure within the eye. It requires careful monitoring and frequent visits to make sure the treatment is effective. Glaucoma cannot be prevented, but proper treatment can help prevent loss of vision.

Trust the Team from Eyes Over Copley with any Glaucoma Concerns

Every case of Glaucoma is handled on an individual basis. These are only a few of the many questions that we get. The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the sooner the treatment process can begin. Those who would like to learn more about the eye care services furnished by our team should contact Eyes Over Copley. We are here to serve the people of Boston, Cambridge, Charlestown, Brookline, Newton, and Arlington areas. If you are looking for a trained optometrist for help with glaucoma or any other vision needs, call us today to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to help you and your family.