There are many eye diseases that lead to vision problems. It is important to know what these diseases are and how to prevent them. Glaucoma in Londonderry and Windham is one of the leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma affects the eye’s optic nerve. There are different types of glaucoma, but they affect the eye by causing increased intraocular pressure, or IOP. Glaucoma does not display any symptoms until it has advanced, and it is a slow progressing disease. Luckily, glaucoma can be easily detected with regular eye exams, and is easy to treat when detected early.
Glaucoma treatment comes in a variety of different methods, and is usually based upon how advanced the disease is. In early cases of glaucoma, eye drops or medications are used as treatment. If these methods are not effective in treating glaucoma, the next option is glaucoma laser surgery. This surgical procedure uses a laser to lower IOP by changing the eye’s drainage system so that fluid can easily pass.