About Glaucoma

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Understanding Glaucoma

Have you been told that you are in the beginning stages of glaucoma? Like many people you may feel alarmed if you have been recently diagnosed with glaucoma. Most people do not realize that almost two and a half million people actually have Glaucoma. More than half of these people do not even realize they have the disease because there are often no warning symptoms. This is exactly why glaucoma is known as the “silent-thief” of sight because it silently steals your vision without you even realizing it.

If you do not have routine eye exams to check the status of your eye health, glaucoma and other diseases will steal your vision. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and the leading cause of preventable blindness. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Approximately 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and causes vision loss – often without warning or symptoms. Like a cable wire, the optic nerve is responsible for carrying the images we see to the brain. Damage to the optic nerve can occur when the pressure within the eye increases, usually due to a build-up of aqueous fluid inside the eye. This leads to the development of blind spots in our field of vision. However, damage may occur without elevation of the intra-ocular pressure. Conversely, the pressure may at times be elevated without damaging the optic nerve. This is a condition known as Ocular Hypertension. Blind spots in the field of vision usually go undetected by the individual until the optic nerve is significantly damaged and a great loss of peripheral or central vision has occurred. A Visual Field evaluation can detect glaucoma damage in its very early stages. If the disease is untreated the optic nerve may be damaged to a point that irreversible blindness will result.

If you are seeking a Denver glaucoma eye doctor to oversee a treatment protocol the doctors at Denver Eye Surgeons encourage you to come in for routine eye exams. Our qualified glaucoma doctors will diagnose and properly set a treatment option in place. Call us today for more information on how we can help with the glaucoma eye disease. Please also feel free to review other sections of our ophthalmology website regarding glaucoma, including types of glaucoma, treatment options and those at most risk.

Learn more about the Denver Eye Surgeons glaucoma eye specialist Todd L. Maus, MD

Why Choose Denver Eye Surgeons?

At Denver Eye Surgeons, our doctors are ranked among the nation’s leading ophthalmologists and eye care professionals. All our eye surgeons are board certified and have advanced experience in today’s most innovative treatments. Please feel free to review our ophthalmology website to get the answers to any of your questions. Welcome to Denver Eye Surgeons!

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Our qualified glaucoma doctors will diagnose and properly set a treatment option in place. Call us today for more information on how we can help with the glaucoma eye disease.