To know whether you need glaucoma treatment, you need to know what is glaucoma of the eye. Glaucoma occurs when too much fluid pressure called intraocular pressure builds up in the eye and damages the optic nerve, interrupting signals to the brain. If left untreated, glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness. Because there are typically no early symptoms of a buildup of fluid pressure, vision loss is gradual. Without proper glaucoma treatment, patients will begin to lose their side or peripheral vision and may not see objects out of the corner to their eye.
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The most effective way to combat glaucoma is early detection and treatment to assist in preserving your vision. There are several treatment options available today focused on relieving the fluid pressure build-up in the eye, such as eye- drops and glaucoma surgery, but Dr. Mark Manocha will form the all-important foundation in your battle against glaucoma and its vision damaging effects. He will educate you on the latest medication, laser surgery and conventional surgery techniques, all aimed at preventing vision loss due to glaucoma.