Could you have Glaucoma?

Check to see if you are of high risk for Glaucoma:

  • At least 45 years old without regular eye exams
  • A family history of glaucoma
  • Abnormally high eye pressure
  • African descent
  • Nearsightedness
  • Diabetes
  • Previous eye injury
  • Regular, long-term use of cortisone/steroid products

We can help.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States. 

Glaucoma can affect anyone from newborn infants to the elderly. It has been estimated that up to 3 million Americans have glaucoma. At least half of those people do not know they have it because glaucoma usually has no symptoms.

Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment

A simple painless eye exam can detect the disease. With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can usually be controlled and blindness prevented.

Treatment to control glaucoma include medications in the form of either eyedrops or pills, laser surgery and conventional surgery.

We offer many advanced treatments, including: Visual Field Testing (Zeiss Humphrey), Digital Disc Photography (Nidek), Optic Nerve Scanning (OCT), Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT/SLT), and Ex-PRESS Shunt Glaucoma Surgery.

Let Dr. Newman determine the right option for you.