According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, everyone is at risk for glaucoma, and it’s the leading cause of blindness in the world. Dr. Yvonne Weisz is a glaucoma evaluation specialist practicing in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Dr. Weisz provides comprehensive glaucoma evaluations for her patients at Lifetime Eyecare Optometry. If you haven’t had a glaucoma assessment recently, call or book online to visit Dr. Weisz.
Glaucoma refers to a group of related eye conditions that are often caused by a buildup of fluid in the front of your eye. The fluid buildup results in increased pressure in your eye that can damage your optic nerve.
Your optic nerve has about one million nerve fibers that transmit signals from your eye to your brain, but you can lose some of these nerve fibers due to the consistent pressure caused by fluid buildup.
At that point, progressive deterioration and vision loss can occur. Some of this vision loss is irreversible.
There are numerous types of glaucoma, but the most common is open-angle glaucoma, where the optic nerve damage is painless and happens over a long time.
Glaucoma is a gradual disease. Keeping up to date with your comprehensive eye exams allows Dr. Weisz to help you achieve the best eye health possible and detect any signs of disease before they progress.
During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Weisz will check for glaucoma using specific tests, such as the following:
Anyone can develop glaucoma, but people with thinner corneas are more at risk. Other people who have a higher risk of developing glaucoma include:
Call or book online to visit Dr. Weisz for a comprehensive glaucoma evaluation.