It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and as many as half of those who have it may not know that they have the disease. Glaucoma initially causes no symptoms. This is why it is so important to have regular eye exams, especially when there is a family history of glaucoma. Glaucoma occurs when elevated pressure in the eye leads to damage to the optic nerve, causing loss of peripheral vision. Our glaucoma doctors offer the most comprehensive and leading-edge ophthalmology services for our glaucoma patients, carefully monitoring pressure in the eyes, managing it with medicines when possible and performing surgery when necessary to relieve the pressure.
An estimated 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, but it is the most curable vision-threatening condition. Our cataract experts offer the latest surgical treatments for cataracts, including lens implantation; if surgery can be delayed with the use of vision aids, that option is explored as well.