Aging baby boomers and older seniors are losing their sight to glaucoma, almost always without their knowledge.
Glaucoma is the failure of the eye to maintain the proper balance between the amount of internal fluid it produces and the amount it drains away. The term “glaucoma” is actually applied to a group of related conditions all of which create this imbalance in some way. However, no matter which type of glaucoma you develop, left untreated the results are the same: permanent loss of vision and eventual blindness.
There’s no cure for glaucoma but there is treatment, which is why annual eye exams are so important. Only tests performed in the doctor’s office can catch the presence of glaucoma. And if you are in a high risk group, those exams hold even greater importance.
To find out if you are in a high risk group, click here
to read Dr. Filipov’s article, published in the August 2010 issue of Grand Living.
Screening for glaucoma is painless, fast and easy. To make an appointment for a glaucoma screening as part of an annual eye exam, please call our office at 410/546-2500.
American Academy of Ophthalmology - http://www.aao.org