Glaucoma is a disease in which the intraocular pressure is high enough to cause damage to the optic nerve. It can vary individually as to what pressure can damage an optic nerve. In some cases, a very high pressure is required to damage an optic nerve, however in other cases, a “normal” pressure can damage a weak or compromised optic nerve.
More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma. Some estimates claim that nearly half of these people are not yet aware of the condition as glaucoma typically presents no symptoms.
Please see below for some common glaucoma conditions that are seen by the physicians at The Eye Institute at Medical Center Clinic. Call 850.474.8436 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Please see below for some common glaucoma treatment options. Call 850.474.8436 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Please follow the links below to learn more about our ophthalmologists who manage patients that have glaucoma.