Glaucoma Management


Glaucoma is an ocular condition where high eye pressures can lead to optic nerve damage which results in vision loss. High eye pressure is not good, as the optic nerve cannot tolerate this elevated pressure and the nerve optic nerves gets damaged (nerve fiber layer loss).

With nerve fiber layer loss, the peripheral vision will be lost first. As the disease advances, you start to lose your central. Most people do not experience any pain or notice any decrease in vision until there is significant loss. During your eye exam at our office, our eye doctors will perform many diagnostic tests to determine if you have glaucoma. When diagnosed early, glaucoma is easily treatable with pressure lowering drops and different surgical options. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to prevent and minimize the progression of any vision loss.

You will not experience any pain or obvious decrease in vision, which is why most people don’t know they have glaucoma. Screening tests for glaucoma will be done at all eye examinations.

Risk Factors


  • Age
  • Race
  • Positive family history
  • elevated eye pressures
  • Larger cup to disk ratio of the optic nerve

Detection and Treatment


  • Goldmann applanation tonometry - Gold standard method to evaluate eye pressures
  • 3-D Digital scan of optic nerve to determine nerve tissue thickness
  • Evaluating the eye’s drainage system
  • Managing glaucoma using pressure lowering eye drops
  • Threshold visual field test to assess peripheral vision

  • Age

  • Race
  • Positive family history
  • elevated eye pressures
  • Larger cup to disk ratio of the optic nerve

Detection and Treatment


  • Goldmann applanation tonometry - Gold standard method to evaluate eye pressures
  • 3-D Digital scan of optic nerve to determine nerve tissue thickness
  • Evaluating the eye’s drainage system
  • Managing glaucoma using pressure lowering eye drops
  • Threshold visual field test to assess peripheral vision