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Glaucoma is one of the most serious eye conditions. One of the most unfortunate things about glaucoma is that there is no cure. Glaucoma refers to a condition that damages the optic nerve. When left untreated, this condition can lead to vision loss. Our optometrists at Advanced Eyecare provide quality eye health services for patients in Blue Springs, Raymore, and Raytown. If you would like to see an eye doctor for eye care related to glaucoma, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Causes of Glaucoma

There are two types of glaucoma. If you have open-angle glaucoma, fluid in your eyes drains slowly due to drainage issues. This increases pressure in the eyes, damaging the optic nerve as pressure builds. In patients with angle-closure glaucoma, the fluid does not drain properly. The eye pressure rises significantly, causing increased optic nerve damage. In many cases, people who experience angle-closure glaucoma experience permanent vision loss. Detecting this condition early is crucial.

Signs of Glaucoma

Glaucoma often shows no signs of pain or vision changes. This is why the condition is so frightening, and why routine eye exams are so important. Your eye doctor will look for the signs of glaucoma even if you do not notice the symptoms associated with this disease. When people do experience the symptoms of glaucoma, they often exhibit symptoms such as:

  • Blurry vision
  • Eye pain
  • Eye pressure
  • Red eyes
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Headaches
  • Halos around bright lights

If you are experiencing these symptoms, especially eye pain accompanied by nausea, you need to see an eye doctor right away. Our eye doctors will determine if you can benefit from treatment for this condition.

Treatment for Glaucoma
After your eye doctor confirms that you have glaucoma, you will learn more about your treatment options. In many cases, glaucoma can be helped with prescription eye drops and some lifestyle modifications. In other cases, the pressure is at risk for building too high, so the doctor will recommend surgery. Surgery can improve drainage in your eyes to ensure the fluid has a place to go.
Schedule an Eye Doctor Visit at Advanced Eyecare

Our optometrists at Advanced Eyecare provide treatment for glaucoma for patients in Blue Springs, Raymore, and Raytown, TX. If you would like to see an optometrist for eye care related to these symptoms, call our team today at one of our three locations or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.