Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults today? Because of the dangers associated with glaucoma, our Aransas County eye doctor and the rest of the staff here at Rockport Eye Associates are committed to providing the highest quality glaucoma evaluations and treatments for our patients. Glaucoma occurs in a few different forms, but the most common kind that we see in patients is referred to as open-angle glaucoma. There are a few different risk factors most commonly associated with glaucoma, including age, race, increased eye pressure on the optic nerve, having a family history of glaucoma, and having other systemic illnesses like diabetes. If any of these risk factors apply to you, you should visit our Aransas County eye doctor for regular comprehensive eye exams including glaucoma evaluations.
A thorough eye exam from a professional like those here at Rockport Eye Associates is the best way to come to a diagnosis of glaucoma. Often, while glaucoma is first developing, it will not present any outward or noticeable symptoms that you could catch on your own, increasing the importance of having your eyes examined early and often in order to give you a better chance of early detection. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, our Aransas County eye doctor will then go through different treatment options for you. Typical therapies for glaucoma include eye drops, and for more advanced stages, surgical methods, including laser surgery for some patients. The main goal of all glaucoma therapies is to preserve your vision as best as possible.
If you would like to learn more about glaucoma evaluations and treatments, along with the other many services provided by our Aransas County eye doctor, we encourage you to visit the main Rockport Eye Associates website to look through some more detailed information. If you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online. You can also schedule your next appointment with us either by phone or online. We look forward to working with you soon here at Rockport Eye Associates.