- At least 45 years old without regular eye exams
- A family history of glaucoma
- Abnormally high eye pressure
- African descent
- Previous eye injury
- Regular, long-term use of cortisone/steroid products
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.
Treatment to control glaucoma include medications in the form of either eyedrops or pills, laser surgery and conventional surgery.
We offer many treatments, including: Visual Field/ NFL, Anterior and Posterior OCT Testing (Zeiss Humphrey), Digital Disc Photography (Nidek), Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT/ALT) and I-Stent MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery).
Let Dr. Newman determine a custom treatment plan for you.