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What Is Glaucoma?

Studies show that approximately 2 million individuals in the United States are affected by glaucoma, making it the leading cause of blindness both in America and worldwide. This video takes a closer look at glaucoma.

Also known as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is an eye disease caused by increased ocular pressure within the eye. Unfortunately, glaucoma rarely causes many discernible symptoms until it has reached a later stage, increasing the importance of routine eye exams. Watch the full clip to learn more.

With several years of experience, New York City ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Hornfeld is your No. 1 resource for glaucoma treatment. We also offer treatment for cataracts and Vista laser vision correction. Contact us online or call (212) 580-8881 for more information about our services.