Diagnosis & Treatment
Diagnosis & Management
Glaucoma Diagnosis & Co-management, Keene, NH
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve. It’s often called the “silent thief of sight” because there are usually no symptoms in the early stages. While glaucoma is often linked to high eye pressure, it can happen with normal eye pressure as well.
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to vision loss or blindness if left untreated. Our expert eye doctors diagnose glaucoma and a range of other issues during an eye exam. It is crucial to catch and treat glaucoma early to protect your vision. Once eyesight is lost to glaucoma, it cannot be restored.
Glaucoma diagnosis in Keene, NH
Regular eye exams are critical for detecting glaucoma early and preventing vision loss. During an eye exam at New England EyeWorks, our optometrist will perform tests to check for loss of vision and early signs of glaucoma.
Treatment for glaucoma
While there is no cure for glaucoma, taking early action can help mitigate its negative effects. Glaucoma treatment varies based on the type and severity of the disease. Our doctors will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to fit your specific needs.
Glaucoma treatment and management may include:
- Prescription eye drops
iCare tonometer – Skip the “puff of air” test
Are you dreading your next visit to the eye doctor because of the “puff of air” test? We use the iCare tonometer to evaluate your eye pressure and check for glaucoma, which allows us to measure eye pressure without using eye drops or that uncomfortable “puff of air.”
If other treatments are ineffective, our eye doctor might suggest surgery. We’ll refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist who will perform tests to determine if surgery is necessary. Following the procedure, your doctor at New England EyeWorks will monitor your recovery during follow-up visits.
Schedule a glaucoma exam in Keene
Our eye doctors are here to help you maintain optimal eye health and vision. If you’ve noticed any changes in your vision, schedule an eye exam with us today.