What Is a Glaucoma Test?
Lieberman and Lieberman offer diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma in Fayettville NC. Glaucoma is the generalized name for a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve of the eye, preventing the eye from sending accurate visual information to the brain. Glaucoma tests are designed to test your eyes for one of the key symptoms of the disease—increased eye pressure—however only a comprehensive eye exam can reveal whether or not you have glaucoma. Increased pressure inside the eye is often a key indicator of glaucoma, though not exclusively so. Eye doctors can use a number of tests for eye pressure, but will, by default, check for signs of glaucoma as part of a detailed examination of the retina—the light sensitive area at the back of the eye responsible for processing images.
Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis
Nerve fiber layer analysis is the latest technology in early detection of eye diseases that affect the optic nerve such as glaucoma. This is a fast and painless test that provides us with important information about the condition of your optic nerve.
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” because, in most cases, there are no symptoms or warnings until irreparable damage is done to the eye and vision is lost. Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects millions of people around the world. We are still not sure of the exact cause of glaucoma, but the end result if left untreated, can be blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the inflow and/or outflow of aqueous fluid in the eye is disturbed, causing the pressure inside the eye to rise. When this intraocular pressure rises, damage to the optic nerve can occur, which translates to vision loss over time. While the most common type of glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be treated and our optometrists have extensive experience treating it.
How Does Glaucoma Testing Work?
A glaucoma test is usually part of a routine eye exam and measures the internal pressure of the eye.
How Is Glaucoma Treated?
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