glaucoma awareness month
Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that affects more than three million Americans. Because the disease is typically asymptomatic until the later stages of its progression, it is critical to have regular, dilated eye exams, especially if you have risk factors. Though it is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, early detection
Glaucoma is treated by lowering eye pressure. Today, this can be done in a variety of ways, including oral medications, prescription eye drops, laser treatments, surgery, or a combination of these treatments. Prescription eye drops can help by either decreasing the amount of fluid the eye makes or improving how the fluid drains from the
In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Dr. Rajesh Shetty was featured in the January issue of the Ponte Vedra NewsLine to discuss this degenerative eye disease. Dr. Shetty covers causes, symptoms, and the latest treatment options to preserve vision. Read the excerpt from the paper below. Research Finds Glaucoma Patients Have 10 Times as
Glaucoma refers to a group of ocular conditions that gradually affects eyesight. Specifically, this occurs when excessive pressure is placed on the optic nerve over time, resulting in permanent vision loss. January is glaucoma awareness month; a time for discussion of glaucoma signs and symptoms, types of glaucoma, and the best means of prevention.