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Eye Exams Can Detect Glaucoma

Our eyes are very delicate structures that can be easily injured or prone to conditions. If you are suffering from an eye disease, it is always best to take the time to visit an ophthalmology professional at Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates in Memphis for routine exams.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the build-up of pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma can lead to intense pain in the eye, cloudy vision, or tunnel vision. If glaucoma is left untreated, you can lose your eyesight. If you take the time to visit an ophthalmology professional and get your eyes checked each year, you can slow the progression of the disease and prevent further damage to the eyes.

Glaucoma can affect anyone, but certain factors can increase your risk of developing it as well. Glaucoma is common in those who have a family history of it. If you have a family history of glaucoma, take the time to get tested each year. Glaucoma can also be the result of other illnesses like diabetes and can be linked to poor overall eye health. Routine eye exams are essential because they allow eye doctors to find abnormalities in the eye early on before damage can occur or affect vision.

Treatment for Glaucoma

Unfortunately, vision loss or damage to the eye cannot be reversed. However, our ophthalmologists can prevent glaucoma or slow it down. Depending on how severe your condition is, our doctors may prescribe eye drops to reduce eye pressure or surgery to improve how the drainage system flushes out excess fluid in the eye. With the right care, we can help preserve your eyesight.

Get Your Eyes Evaluated Today

For those that live in the Memphis area, come visit our team at Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates to get the best eye care possible for your needs. Call 901-767-3937 to make an appointment.

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