You Can’t See Glaucoma Coming… But We Can
The earlier we catch glaucoma, the more effectively we can treat it. That’s why we include
glaucoma testing with every eye exam
conduct for our patients in Vancouver, BC; so we can nip it in the bud and preserve your eyesight for years to come.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP). These
diseases all cause irreversible damage to the ocular nerve, resulting in vision loss. There are
three main types of glaucoma.
The damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed. But there are treatment options for people diagnosed with the disease that can slow or stop the progression of the disease.
These treatment options for glaucoma are designed to lower your eye pressure (intraocular pressure) and include medications, laser therapy and surgery. When you consult with a Shaugnessy Optometry optometrist, they can help you determine the best option for your particular disease.