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Glaucoma

Glaucoma diagnosis and care at Union Square Eye Care

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness — accounting for approximately 12% of new cases of blindness each year in the United States. This condition affects about 3% of all Americans over the age of 65. Over half of those with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Glaucoma is an eye disease that develops gradually (usually over several years), causes no pain and presents only subtle symptoms that worsen over time. These symptoms include blurred vision and loss of peripheral, or side, vision, to name a few.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. Glaucoma occurs when fluid buildup in the eye causes excessive intraocular pressure. Although many people fear this potentially sight-damaging condition, early diagnosis and treatment can help maintain your vision for a lifetime. Here at the Union Square Eye Care, our eye doctors use today’s most advanced diagnostic exams to pinpoint glaucoma in its earliest stages. These include visual field testing and nerve fiber analysis.

Treating glaucoma

If glaucoma is detected during your eye exam, we will recommend treatment based on your individual needs. Eyedrops can be used to control eye pressure. Laser surgery, also used to treat glaucoma, is performed in the office by our eye doctors. We also offer laser trabeculoplasty, an in-office procedure designed to treat patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG), the most prevalent form of glaucoma. We also perform in-office advanced laser treatment for narrow-angle glaucoma, which is the less common form of glaucoma

Don’t put your vision at risk

Trust us to detect glaucoma early through the use of our advanced diagnostic exams. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, there is a good chance that it won’t result in significant vision loss provided you maintain regular checkups and proper treatment. Call and schedule your appointment at Union Square Eye Care today.

Experience the latest in eye care and treatment technology. Come to Union Square Eye Care to see life more clearly. Call 212.844.2020 or request an appointment online with one of our ophthalmology specialists. You can also enjoy big savings when you choose new frames in our optical shop. Don’t pass up this special savings invitation.