Glaucoma is an eye disease usually caused by an increased pressure within the eye. This disease affects 1 in 100 Canadians over the age of 40. By having regular eye exams the onset of this disease can be prevented.
There are different types of Glaucoma, commonest of which is the Open Angle Glaucoma.
Open-angle glaucoma: symptoms can go unnoticed until it is very advanced, at which point it may be too late. The reason dor this is that it takes out a person's side vision slowly. In adults, once vision is lost it is permanent. Early intervention is important to save what vision is left. Furthermore, the more advanced the disease becomes the more difficult it is to control.
Treatment options for this disease includes eyedrops, which is most common treatment in North America. Other treatments include surgery and Lasers.  To learn about the laser treatment of glaucoma please click the following link: "SLT Laser ". Dr. Bozdech has this special laser on site.
Closed-angle glaucoma is less common-only an eye care professional can tell if you have the eye structure that may lead to this problem. Symptoms of acute closed-angle glaucoma include sudden dull, aching pain over one eye, blurring of the vision or seeing haloes around lights. An onset of this attack needs immediate attention from your doctor. It is treated with a combination of medical and Laser therapy.
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