What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma: “Silent Thief of Sight”
Glaucoma occurs when the aqueous humor fluid in your eyes is unable to drain properly, resulting in increased eye pressure. This can happen because too much fluid is being produced in the eye or because there is blockage in the eye’s drainage system.
With increased eye pressure the potential for damage to the retina and optic nerve increases. This is important because the optic nerve transmits images to the brain; if this transmission is damaged, you can have permanent vision loss.
In the early stages of glaucoma, there is usually no pain or other symptoms. In fact, if you start experiencing the more advanced symptoms of glaucoma in Corpus Christi, TX, you may already have incurred irreversible damage to your vision. Regular eye exams will detect glaucoma early and are especially important if you have a family history of glaucoma, are over age 40 or have other health problems or eye diseases.
Advanced Stage Glaucoma Symptoms
- Blurred vision
- Mild headaches
- Night vision problems, such as halos around lights
- Eye pain
- Vision loss
At South Texas Eye Consultants, our experienced glaucoma doctors in Corpus Christi, TX can provide early diagnosis of glaucoma and provide various treatment options based on the severity of your condition.
Schedule an eye exam if you have any changes in your vision. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.