Glaucoma is the loss of one’s peripheral vision due to high eye pressure damaging the optic nerve. In many cases we don’t notice this loss of peripheral vision until significant damage has occurred. Glaucoma is referred to as the silent thief of sight because it is also painless to the patient and therefore often goes undiagnosed for many years. You will never see or feel glaucomatous changes in it’s early stages.
The diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma has evolved immensely over the last 25 years. Gone are the days of polaroid photos and relying on intraocular (eye) pressures alone in order to diagnose glaucoma. Today’s technology evaluates many faucets of the eye, from corneal thickness to nerve fiber layer thickness (found in the retina), to advanced algorithms that make your peripheral vision tests 2-3x quicker. We are able to detect glaucoma many years earlier and preserve your sight for much longer utilizing the latest technology. Total Vision Eyecare features the latest in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, including tests like OCT, visual field, pachymetry, and digital fundus photography.