Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that debilitates a person’s ability to see clearly. It occurs when the optic nerve becomes damaged as a result of an imbalance in eye fluid. As Dr. Mark Hornfeld explains in this video, glaucoma can be treated in several different ways, depending on how severe the condition is.
The very early stages of glaucoma are often treated using simple eye drops that replenish the eye’s moisture supply and restore the important liquid balance that the optic nerve relies on. If glaucoma is advanced, then an ophthalmologist might suggest laser surgery as a very last resort.
If you believe you might be living with glaucoma, then be sure to schedule a checkup with Dr. Mark Hornfeld today. To learn more about Dr. Hornfeld and his staff, call our offices today at (646) 681-3100.