Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

There are many risk factors for glaucoma.  Glaucoma causes blindness due to damage to the optic nerve. The two main theories of nerve damage are elevated intraocular pressure and vascular insufficiency.   An elevated eye pressure or intraocular pressure has traditionally been considered a major factor for glaucoma. There are multiple theories as to why the nerve becomes damaged with a high pressure.  First, an elevated pressure causes an increase in the degrading enzymes that… Continue Reading →

What is Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a progressive, blinding disease that is unfortunately, common in the United States. Approximately, 50% of patients with glaucoma do not know they have the disease. Approximately, 20% of patients with cataracts, also have glaucoma. The treatment options for glaucoma have been limited in the past. To treat glaucoma, we used eye drops. We… Continue Reading →