Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Sometimes called the silent thief of sight, glaucoma can damage your vision so gradually you don’t notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. Glaucoma is an eye condition that develops when too much fluid pressure builds up inside of the eye. This increase in pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause loss of vision. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.
Because most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain from this increased pressure, it is important to have regular routine eye exams so that glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated before a long-term visual loss occurs. Our New Mexico glaucoma eye doctors welcome you to come in for thorough glaucoma diagnosis and second opinion in order to prevent vision loss. Our glaucoma specialists will advise you on the status of glaucoma and if there are new more effective treatment options available. Your source for glaucoma ophthalmology in New Mexico.