We believe that educating our patients is vital in keeping their eyes healthy. At Eye Institute of Essex, we provide total eye care, which includes exams, diagnosis, and treatment of disease with medicine or surgery. You should always visit your optometrist whenever you notice significant change in vision. Conducting comprehensive exams accurately detects eye diseases or other abnormalities early, often before symptoms are present. Glaucoma, for example, is just one of the many conditions that an eye exam performed by our Glaucoma doctor in Belleville can confirm.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. Actually, glaucoma is not just one eye disease, but a group of eye conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which causes loss of vision. Abnormally high pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure) usually, but not always, causes this damage. Our glaucoma doctor in Belleville provides all diagnostic and treatment options for glaucoma care, including glaucoma screening. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam. If it is determined that you do suffer from glaucoma, our optometrist will discuss which treatment plan is best for your individual needs. Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery, or a combination of these methods. The goal of any treatment is to prevent loss of vision, as vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. Surgery can be an incredibly effective treatment option for your eye disease. Laser treatments, for example, can be utilized for precise treatment and quick healing. However, it is best to consult our doctors first to best decide on a treatment plan right for you.
If you would like to learn more about our optometry center or our glaucoma doctor in Belleville, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding glaucoma, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly.