Glaucoma Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 4:13 pm.Written by Alaina Kronenberg, M.D. Glaucoma is a condition in which fluid in the eye does not drain properly, often causing increased pressure that can impair the functioning of the retina and optic nerve, both vital to good vision. Some patients do not have elevated eye pressure. Symptoms of Glaucoma If you have glaucoma you will often have no symptoms and most likely will not know you have the disease and you can slowly loose your peripheral vision. If you have a family history of glaucoma you are more likely to develop the disease. The disease becomes more common as we age. It is very important to maintain regular eye examinations to detect glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. Treatment of Glaucoma Once properly diagnosed, it can be treated with drops, laser treatments and sometimes surgery. If necessary, a glaucoma procedure can sometimes be performed at the time of cataract surgery. We perform our surgery at the Dearborn Surgery Center. There is no cure for glaucoma, but most patients can be effectively treated with drops or laser done in the office. Initially, usually drops are prescribed and need to be taken only once daily. Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Cindy Wang and I can diagnose all eye diseases with a comprehensive eye examination including a dilated examination. Diagnosis of Glaucoma We are highly experienced and use the latest technology for the diagnosis and proper treatment of glaucoma. We will do their best to ensure you maintain the best vision possible for the rest of your life! Prompt diagnosis and treatment have proved to be effective in minimizing loss of vision. You will need to be monitored regularly to ensure the disease is stable and the treatments are still effective. We will cater the treatment plan to your individual needs. If treated too late or not at all, it can eventually lead to irreversible blindness. It is is one of the leading causes of preventable and treatable blindness in the United States. At the Eye Surgery Institute we can perform a thorough examination to diagnose and treat all eye diseases. Alaina Kronenberg, M.D. Cataract Specialist Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Dearborn, Michigan 48126 Comments are closed.