Glaucoma is an eye disease that comes in many forms, which range from relatively common to quite rare. In all cases, glaucoma affects the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness if not treated quickly.
One of the earliest symptoms of glaucoma is mild peripheral vision loss, and there are several risk factors which may increase its prevalence.
Along with your ophthalmologist, Fitzgerald Optometry can assist in the early detection and treatment of glaucoma in order to slow or stop further vision loss. Early detection, and subsequent treatment, is the best possible course of action for glaucoma management, so don’t hesitate to make regular appointments with your optometrist.