Many patients that have glaucoma do not notice any problems with vision or pain. It is diagnosed through a routine eye exam. During an eye exam, if there are signs of possible glaucoma, your doctor may order further testing including multiple eye pressure checks, a visual field, optic nerve OCT, photos of the optic nerve, pachemetry, and gonioscopy.
This test measures the pressure inside your eye.
This test checks for vision sensitivity of your peripheral vision.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a precise measurement of the retinal nerve fiber layer that cannot be visualized by the unaided human eye. This test helps monitor and detect optic nerve loss over time.
Optic Disc Photography
Optic nerve photographs document the severity of damage to the nerve and are used to monitor changes over time.
A test that measures the thickness of your cornea.
The doctor uses a lens to view the drainage structures in your eye.
Treatment For Glaucoma
There is no cure for glaucoma, so treatment focuses on preventing further damage from occurring. Most cases of glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, laser surgery or microsurgery. The best treatment for you depends on the type of glaucoma you have and the severity of the disease.