Glaucoma is often called the silent thief of sight, because left untreated, can slowly and subtly cause blindness. Caused by having high pressure inside the eye, it really represents the most prominent reason why you should have your eyes evaluated annually. As the nerve fibers die from higher pressure an enlarged cup size is seen in testing of your retina health exam. (see normal vs abnormal images below)
There is more than one test that needs to be done to determine whether you have glaucoma or not. Infinite Eye Care will do various testing to be sure you are safe from this vision threatening disease. The good news is that treatment can consist of one or two drops of special medications in your eyes to keep your glaucoma from progressing. The bad news is that left untreated, the disease will manifest as an unfixable amount of vision loss.