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Glaucoma Risk Factors and Testing

Sep 27, 2012 @ 01:48 PM — by Jeffrey Schultz
Tagged with: Glaucoma Eye Care

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can seriously damage a patient's vision; it can even result in blindness if left untreated. Cleveland optometrist Jeffrey Schultz performs comprehensive eye exams on patients of all ages to test for glaucoma. Read on to learn more about the risk factors and symptoms of glaucoma, in addition to the types of tests we can perform to diagnose the condition.

Glaucoma Risk Factors

There are a number of risk factors associated with glaucoma, including:

Glaucoma Symptoms

There are different types of glaucoma. Below are the symptoms associated with each type of glaucoma.

Open-angle Glaucoma:

Angle-closure Glaucoma:

Congenital Glaucoma:

It is important to know that many of the symptoms associated with glaucoma do not become evident until the disease has reached its later stages. Unfortunately, at this point, patients may already suffer permanent eye damage. Undergoing regular eye exams is the best way for the disease to be detected in its early stages.

Glaucoma Testing

Dr. Schultz may perform the following tests to diagnose glaucoma.

For our patients in Cleveland, eyewear, use of medications, surgery, or a combination of these treatments can improve the condition. Dr. Schultz does not perform glaucoma surgery. However, he can refer patients to some of the area's most reputable surgeons if glaucoma surgery is your best course of treatment.

Contact Lifetime Eye Care today to schedule a consultation at our practice.