Preventive care is at the top of our priority list here at Main Street Eye. Getting out ahead of potential problems is far more beneficial than just waiting until treatment is needed. Even when a disease is not curable, which is the case with glaucoma, addressing and managing it in the early stages will increase the chances of maintaining a high degree of vision and of avoiding optic nerve damage. Our glaucoma screening in Royal Oak should be done once per year as a preventive measure.
At the center of glaucoma is the increase in eye pressure that results from an imbalance between the amount of fluid created and the amount drained. It’s not uncommon for people to think that they don’t need to be examined because they feel fine and there are no signs to be concerned about. The biggest threat of glaucoma is that it forms and progresses without offering any noticeable indications. The disease can sneak up on you, with vision loss, blindness, and optic nerve damage all possible. Our glaucoma screening in Royal Oak allows for early detection and treatment. However, you should still be aware of the typical symptoms that are associated with the condition. Among them are vision loss, eye pain, red eyes, headaches, blurry vision, halos appearing around light in your field of vision, and even nausea and vomiting, especially in addition to one or more of the other listed signs. By getting our glaucoma screening in Royal Oak, immediate action can be taken to deal with the disease. Special eye drops reduced fluid production, which is one way to address the imbalance. Other ways are laser treatments to improve drainage efficiency, and even microsurgery to create a new drainage channel.
Schedule a screening by contacting our office right now. It’s just a little effort needed to ensure your eye health and vision.