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Living with Glaucoma

Getting the necessary treatments you need for your eye conditions, is crucial to your long-term eye health and vision. At Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists, we can assist you with glaucoma treatments in Leesburg, FL, Eustis, FL, and Clermont, FL. Keep reading to learn more.

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a term used for a variety of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve. This damage is usually caused when the pressure in the eyes is increased above normal amounts. This increased pressure causes degeneration in the cells of the optic nerve over time. When left untreated, glaucoma may eventually blindness.

Who Is at Risk?

Glaucoma can affect anyone of any age, but older individuals are more at risk. Those who are dealing with diabetes or high blood pressure, or other heart conditions are also at a greater risk for this condition.

Diagnosis

Glaucoma is a serious threat to eye health and vision because, in the early stages, symptoms are not obvious. Vision issues usually do not show up with glaucoma until the disease has progressed. Therefore, having an annual exam with an ophthalmologist from our practice is important. Our eye doctor will be able to perform important eye screening exams that can detect this condition before it progresses.

Living with Glaucoma

If this condition is diagnosed early enough, a treatment plan can be created which may slow the progress of the disease. There is not a cure for glaucoma, but the symptoms can be controlled with proper treatment. This can include changes to diet to reduce blood pressure, exercise, eye drops, or even surgery. There will also likely need to be changes to how one drives, reads, or conducts any activity the requires sight.

Contact Us for More Information from an Eye Doctor from Our Practice

If you would like to learn more about glaucoma treatment and eye screening from an ophthalmologist from our practice, or any of our other services, please call us at 352-360-2301 Fishman and Sheridan Eyecare Specialists serving Leesburg, FL, Eustis, FL, and Clermont, FL, and the surrounding areas.

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