World Glaucoma Week
What exactly is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve at the point where the nerve laves the eye to carry visual information to the brain.McMillin Eyecare is here to help you prevent glaucoma. Early detection is essential in limiting visual impairment and preventing the progression toward severe visual handicap or blindness. We can detect glaucoma in its early stages and advise you on the best course of action.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma, but there are many ways to detect it.
How we can detect glaucoma:
Visual Acuity Test – Eye chart test that measures how well you see at various distances.
Visual Field Test – This test will measure your side (peripheral) vision. Loss of peripheral vision is an early sign of glaucoma.
Dilated Eye Exam – During this exam, drops are placed in your eyes that widen, or dilate, the pupils. Once dilated, we will use a magnifying lens to view your retina and optic nerve for signs of any damage.
Tonometry Exam – This exam will measure the amount of pressure inside the eye by using an instrument called a tonometer. Numbing drops may be applied to your eye for this test.
Pachymetry Exam – This exam can measure the thickness of your cornea. We would apply a numbing drop to your eye and use an ultrasonic wave instrument to measure your cornea’s thickness.
Make an appointment with us today to start early detection.