Did you know 3 million people in the United States are living with glaucoma, which commonly affects people over 60 years of age? Glaucoma is also the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, so early detection is key to preserving your eyesight.
Moshedi Eye Center in Lanham, Maryland specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma – from early onset to further along in disease progression. Ophthalmologist Dr. Emil Moshedi makes it his mission to educate his patients on this condition and how to best treat it for the most effective outcome. Through drops, laser treatment, or surgery, he can manage and, hopefully, cure your glaucoma before it progresses any further.
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a silent eye disease that affects the optic nerve and can cause blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma gradually develops as a result of fluid buildup within the eye that increases inner eye pressure on the optic nerve. Patients have no symptoms early on in the disease. Eventually, glaucoma can cause a gradual decline in side (peripheral) vision. In the late stages of glaucoma, central vision may also be affected.
What Causes Glaucoma?
Glaucoma Treatment Options in Lanham, MD
Medical, laser, and surgical treatments for glaucoma are available. With prescription eye drops, we can typically help control eye pressure. But if this medical treatment fails to reduce inner eye pressure, laser or surgical treatment may be necessary.
Get Screened for Glaucoma Before It’s Too Late
If glaucoma runs in your family or you have other risk factors for developing this serious eye disease, call Moshedi Eye Center today at (301) 552-5000 to schedule your eye exam.