Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma, once thought of as a single disease, is actually a broad term for a certain pattern of damage to the optic nerve (the bundle of nerve fibers that carries information from the eye to the brain). This pattern usually occurs in the presence of high intraocular pressure, but contrary to popular belief, glaucoma can occur with normal or even below-normal eye pressure.

Certain people are at greater risk of developing glaucoma than others. Risk factors include age, family history, race, diabetes, hypertension, and previous use of certain medications.

About half of those affected by glaucoma may not know they have it because symptoms may not occur during the early stages of the disease. By the time the patient notices something is wrong, the disease has already caused considerable damage. The best way to manage and treat glaucoma is through early diagnosis.

Dr. Muller utilizes the latest medications, laser procedures and surgery to treat glaucoma.


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