Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and blindness. It is often referred to as ‘the sneak thief of sight’ because there are usually no warning signs or symptoms until noticeable vision loss occurs. Click the video link below for an overview on Glaucoma.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina are damaged due to elevated blood sugar (a light-sensitive layer of cells in the back of the eye). Inflammation and leakage from damaged blood vessels can impair vision or even cease blood circulation altogether.
Please watch this video from the National Eye Institute, NIH
At Fishman Center For Total Eye Care, we strongly urge our patients to schedule routine eye exams so that diseases such as glaucoma can be detected in their earliest stages, when they are most manageable. Early diagnosis is extremely important and with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss due to glaucoma. Our doctors have a thorough understanding of glaucoma and utilize advanced technology to assist in diagnosing and monitoring for disease progression.