Approximately 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness in the U.S. are the result of glaucoma, a condition where pressure increases within the eye and causes nerve damage. Once glaucoma has caused damage to the eye, the effects can’t be reversed.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify the disease until a patient is already in the late stages of glaucoma. This is because glaucoma doesn’t often show symptoms.
Surgery is often best to help prevent further damage to the eye. However, it’s best to know the facts so you know what to expect from your procedure. Consider the following questions to ask your eye surgeon prior to your glaucoma treatment to help you understand what will happen during and after your eye surgery.
Whether you exhibit the early signs of glaucoma or the late stages of glaucoma, it’s absolutely essential to see an eye doctor as soon as possible to limit the possible damage to your sight. For more information on glaucoma treatment and vision correction, contact Missouri Eye Institute today for a consultation.
Very professional and friendly. I have been here twice in the last two years and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Staff was informative and caring. They explained what to expect at every step of the procedure. Lots of caring and information.
The entire staff at MEI was very kind and professional. I highly recommend them for your eye care. Very friendly!