Glaucoma Detection & Treatment
If you are over the age of 60, you may have abnormally high pressure in your eye. This condition is called glaucoma, and is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over 60.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision.
Many forms of this condition do not come with warning signs because the effects are so gradual. This gradual damage, however, cannot be recovered, so early detection is of the utmost importance.
Stiles Eye Group offers glaucoma detection as a part of your regular eye exams to ensure that any issues will be detected early and treated appropriately. However, if you are experiencing the symptoms of acute angle-closure glaucoma (listed below), it is imperative that you immediately call Stiles Eye Group to avoid major permanent vision loss.
Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma
• Patchy blind spots in your peripheral or central vision
• Tunnel vision (advanced stages)
Symptoms of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (Contact Immediately!)
• Sudden blurry vision
• Severe eye pain
• Rainbow-colored rings or halos around lights