Noticing subtle changes in your peripheral vision, or concerned about eye pressure? These could be early signs of Glaucoma, a serious eye condition that can lead to vision loss. Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. is adept at early detection and ongoing management of Glaucoma, employing the latest treatments to preserve your vision and eye health.
Glaucoma: Guarding Your Vision Against the Silent Thief
Glaucoma is often referred to as the "silent thief of sight," due to its gradual onset and potential to cause irreversible vision loss, often without warning signs. At Vivid Visions Optometry, we prioritize early detection and proactive management of glaucoma to safeguard your vision.
Causes and Risk Factors
Glaucoma is primarily caused by an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), damaging the optic nerve. Factors that may increase your risk of developing glaucoma include:
Age: Higher risk in individuals over 60.
Family History: A genetic predisposition to the condition.
Medical Conditions: Such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Ethnicity: Higher prevalence in certain ethnic groups.
Symptoms and Early Detection
In its early stages, glaucoma typically presents no symptoms. As it progresses, symptoms may include:
Gradual loss of peripheral (side) vision.
Tunnel vision in advanced stages.
Regular comprehensive eye exams are crucial for early detection, especially since vision loss due to glaucoma cannot be recovered.
Diagnosing Glaucoma at Vivid Visions Optometry
Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. and our team use cutting-edge technology to measure intraocular pressure, inspect the optic nerve, and assess your field of vision. These tests are critical in diagnosing glaucoma and determining the most effective treatment approach.
While there is no cure for glaucoma, various treatments can slow or prevent vision loss. These include:
Medicated Eye Drops: To reduce eye pressure.
Oral Medications: In conjunction with eye drops if necessary.
Laser Therapy: To improve drainage and lower eye pressure.
Surgical Procedures: For advanced cases or when other treatments fail.
Our Dedication to Your Eye Health
At Vivid Visions Optometry, Inc we are deeply committed to providing comprehensive care for glaucoma patients. Our approach combines advanced diagnostics, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing monitoring to manage the condition effectively and protect your vision.
If you’re in need of quality eye care, Dr. David Antonyan can help.
Vivid Visions Optometry, Inc serves patients from Valencia and all its surrounding cities.
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