Dr. Sam Boles, an Annapolis eye doctor, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of glaucoma.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, behind only cataracts. In fact, more than 2.2 million Americans have some form of glaucoma. The scary thing is that only half have been diagnosed, because glaucoma presents no symptoms. This is why regular eye exams are so important. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to protecting your vision from glaucoma damage.
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Glaucoma comes in many forms, including Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Angle Closure Glaucoma, Normal Tension Glaucoma, and Secondary Glaucoma. Over the next several weeks, we will take a closer look at each type of glaucoma, giving you a better understanding of the eye disease.
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, or POAG, is the most common type of glaucoma, affecting about three million Americans. With POAG, a blockage develops within the eye’s drainage canals. This traps fluid and causes an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), or inner eye pressure. Think about a clogged pipe. Everything may look okay on the outside, but there is an issue under the surface, an issue that could cause a lot of problems if not diagnosed and rectified early. And, just like a clogged pipe, there may be no symptoms or no early warning signs. This is why, as we have already said, regular eye exams are so important.
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment in Annapolis
As Medical Director of the Anne Arundel Eye Center board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Boles as helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. He is also passionate about educating patients and their families about the various eye diseases they may be afflicted with.
“I treat my patients the way I want to be treated when I see a doctor,” said Dr. Boles.
If you have any questions about Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Dr. Boles, Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
For more eye care advice and information, please take a look at our previous blog posts.
What are the different types of glaucoma? American Foundation for the Blind
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Glaucoma Research Foundation