Glaucoma Treatment at Eye Associates of New Mexico
The glaucoma service is a department within Eye Associates of New Mexico offering full-service Glaucoma related treatment by two fellowship-trained ophthalmologists combining 20 plus years of experience. All aspects of glaucoma diagnosis and treatment are covered using the latest in diagnostic and treatment modalities.
What is Glaucoma?
The previous definition of glaucoma revolved around elevated eye pressure. In fact, an individual can have statistically normal pressures and still have glaucoma. And an individual can have statistically elevated pressures and never get glaucoma. Many nationally conducted studies indicate that the presence of optic nerve damage is the most accurate definition of glaucoma.
What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Typically there are no symptoms. Damage occurs in a subtle fashion that many patients are unaware of the disease. The patient may experience a dimness of the vision or tunnel vision in the affected eye, but unfortunately, the glaucoma is often times very advanced at this stage.