Diagnosing and Treating Glaucoma in Windsor & Newington, CT
Here at Aucello EyeCare Center, we provide glaucoma treatment in South Windsor and Newington. As your optometrist, we want you to understand a glaucoma diagnosis. While this type of eye condition cannot be cured, it is treatable using services offered by our eye doctors in Newington and South Windsor. Become informed about glaucoma so you can take the best course of action for your eye care needs.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is the name for a group of conditions adversely affecting the eye. Individuals with glaucoma are suffering from some type of disease or damage to the optic nerve. This nerve attaches the eyeball to the brain, and when it is injured it can lead to permanent vision loss.
The primary cause of glaucoma is an increase in eye pressure, which is called intraocular pressure. This happens when the eye is unable to drain fluid properly. If left untreated will cause total permanent vision loss in a few years. This increased pressure of the eye happens more often to certain individuals. Those who are at risk for glaucoma tend to be over 40. They tend to have vision correction issues including corneal conditions, nearsightedness, farsightedness, or eye injuries. Individuals who are diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes or poor circulation are more at risk for developing glaucoma.
Glaucoma Warning Signs
How do you know if you have glaucoma? Unfortunately, there are no symptoms for many sufferers until it is too late for treatment. Those who do experience symptoms have blurred vision, halos around lights in their vision, or decreased vision. You may have severe headaches or pain with nausea or vomiting. Additionally, the symptoms will depend on the type of glaucoma you have. For those with open-angle glaucoma, you will typically experience slow vision loss. Individuals with narrow-angle glaucoma, a more rare condition, will have sudden pain in the head or eye along with nausea or vomiting.
Glaucoma Treatment at Aucello EyeCare Center
For glaucoma treatment in Newington and South Windsor, you first want to get an eye exam and glaucoma test. This allows our eye doctors in South Windsor and Newington to diagnose your condition. Once you have a diagnosis you want to begin treatment, such as glaucoma medication, as soon as possible. This is your best chance to ward off the symptoms of glaucoma including permanent blindness. If your glaucoma has progressed you may need to be referred to an eye surgeon for treatment. We will work with you to provide personalized treatment.
If you are suffering from glaucoma in the Hartford, CT area and would like to learn more about getting treatment, schedule a consultation at Aucello EyeCare Center. Our talented team of eye doctors can provide you with an accurate diagnosis, treatment options, and glaucoma medication. You can reach our South Windsor office by calling (860) 644-4362 or our Newington office by calling (860) 667-2020.