Glaucoma is a disease that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. This damage is irreversible so Dr. Silva takes great care to screen every patient for glaucoma. There are a few types of glaucoma and they are generally asymptomatic in its early stages so it is difficult for a patient to know if they have it. Vision loss usually begins in the periphery making it difficult to notice. Systemic diseases such as Hypertension and Diabetes increase your risk of having glaucoma.
Types of Glaucoma
Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Open Angle Glaucoma
Angle Closure Glaucoma
Depending on the type of Glaucoma diagnosed, the patient may be put on a regimen of drops, treated with laser, and/or surgery.