Glaucoma is a chronic eye condition that results in optic nerve damage
and vision loss. This video describes the physical processes that lead
to glaucoma and the risk factors for this disease.
Glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up inside the eye and exerts pressure
on the optic nerve, which is the structure that sends signals to the brain
and allows for eyesight. Glaucoma treatment is currently limited to managing
present symptoms. This is why it is essential to see your ophthalmologist
for regular checkups. Early detection of glaucoma is essential for effective
management that can slow any further vision impairment.
Dr. Mark Hornfeld offers expert glaucoma treatment for patients in the NYC area. To learn
more about our glaucoma, cataract, or LASIK surgery options, please call
us today at (212) 580-8881 and schedule an appointment.