Glaucoma can cause blurry vision and make tasks like reading or driving difficult. Not only that, but the disease can also lead to vision loss and blindness if it is not treated on time. At Eye Care Center - Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your eye health and treatment to preserve your vision. Before you schedule your appointment, we invite you to keep reading to find out more about glaucoma and why treatment is important!


 What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma describes a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is the vital pathway connecting your eye to the brain. This damage typically results from increased pressure within the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP). Elevated IOP can be caused by various factors, such as blocked fluid drainage or overproduction of fluid within the eye.

Why is Early Detection Important?

In the early stages, glaucoma often produces no symptoms. However, by the time symptoms like blurry vision or tunnel vision appear, significant optic nerve damage may already have occurred. Early detection through comprehensive eye exams, including IOP measurement and optic nerve evaluation, can help our doctors provide prompt treatment and reduce further vision loss.

Treatment for Glaucoma

There is no cure for glaucoma, however, various treatments are available. Depending on the severity and type of glaucoma, our optometrists may recommend medications, laser procedures, or traditional surgery to lower IOP and prevent further optic nerve damage. After an eye exam, we can work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan for your unique needs.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

At Eye Care Center - Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC, our experienced optometrists prioritize comprehensive eye care, including glaucoma diagnosis and management. We utilize advanced technology and personalized treatment plans to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. To learn more about the treatments we provide or to schedule your appointment, contact our office at (704) 541-5500 today. Early detection and proper care can significantly improve your chances of maintaining healthy vision for life.

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