Glaucoma is one of the eye conditions that can worsen with time. It can also cause vision loss if not treated promptly. If you have symptoms of glaucoma, visit Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley for an examination and treatment. We have state-of-the-art glaucoma examination equipment that helps us make precise diagnoses. Dr. Dao is highly qualified, with several years of experience. We encourage you to seek prompt treatment if you suspect you have this eye condition.
Below are some of the common symptoms of glaucoma.
- Seeing light halos
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision
- Eye redness
- Hazy eyes
- Upset stomach
Glaucoma may not show any symptoms during the initial stages. It may worsen with time, and a person may only realize they have it when it's too late. That is why eye doctors recommend frequent eye check-ups.
Glaucoma is caused by pressure build-up in the eye. The eye makes a fluid known as aqueous humor. This fluid is usually made at the back part of the eye and fills the front part. It then leaves the eye through channels located in the iris and cornea. If the channels are partially obstructed or blocked, the eye's natural pressure may increase. As it increases, the optical nerve may become damaged, leading to vision loss.
Diagnosis and Treatment
When you visit our optometrist with symptoms of glaucoma, we first ask about your medical history, warning signs, and symptoms. We may also ask if anyone in your family has the condition. We will examine you to make a diagnosis and rule out other eye conditions. The test is painless and involves taking photographs, checking the optic nerves for signs of glaucoma, checking the eye pressure, and more. If diagnosed with glaucoma, our eye doctor may recommend treatment methods such as:
- Oral medication
Is Glaucoma Preventable?
It is not easy to prevent glaucoma. The best thing a person can do is to go for frequent eye care checkups, especially if you are at a high risk of developing the condition. Getting detected early and starting treatment helps prevent the worsening of the condition and vision loss.
Visit Fountain Valley Optometry for Glaucoma Treatment
Don't risk vision loss when you have glaucoma. You can lead a normal life and lower the risk of developing complications with proper treatment. Visit Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley for treatment. Dr. Dao will recommend the best treatment method based on your condition. Call our team today at (714) 210-2393 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.