Why should you have our glaucoma screening in Miami Beach once per year? Glaucoma is an eye disease that can lead to vision loss and optic nerve damage. Complete blindness is a risk. And because there are no obvious symptoms during its early stages, it is crucial to detect it through detailed testing done here at the ophthalmology practice of Thomas Weiss, MD, PA. With timely treatment and care, it is possible to avoid the worst consequences of this common condition.
The reason that glaucoma develops is that your eye are making more fluid than they can effectively drain. As the fluid builds up in your eyes, the internal pressure increases. Eventually, the level become high enough that there will be implications for your vision and eye health. All of this could be going on without you being aware, but with our glaucoma screening in Miami Beach, you can find out prior to any permanent harm being sustained. If, however, you notice any of the following signs of glaucoma, it is important that you come in as soon as possible: loss of vision, eye redness, seeing halos surrounding light, eye pain, and tunnel vision. Nausea and vomiting also may occur, and when combined with one or more of the other listed symptoms, could be indicators. Our glaucoma screening in Miami Beach includes a comprehensive eye examination, along with specific testing such as tonometry, which is responsible for measuring your internal eye pressure. Photos of your optic nerve will be taken, as well, if deemed helpful to the diagnostic process. Treatment includes reducing pressure by correcting the imbalance between creation and drainage of fluid, and repairing any optic nerve damage.
Glaucoma can be addressed and its progress halted. We suggest that you reach out to our office so we can schedule a time for your appointment to come in for our medical eye care.