Dr. Sam Boles, an Annapolis eye doctor, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of glaucoma.
Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, comes in many forms. Over the past several weeks, we have explored several of these, including Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Angle Closure Glaucoma, Normal Tension Glaucoma, and Congenital Glaucoma, to help give you a better understanding of the condition’s many incarnations. But we are nowhere near finished. This week, we are going to look at Secondary Glaucoma, a term used to describe any form of glaucoma where there is a distinguishable cause of increased eye pressure (IOP) – eye injury, infection, inflammation, side effect of certain drugs, etc. – resulting in optic nerve damage and vision loss.
Of the 60 million people who suffer from glaucoma worldwide, only about 10% suffer from secondary glaucoma, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Types of secondary glaucoma include:
- Exfoliative Glaucoma
- Neovascular Glaucoma
- Pigmentary Glaucoma
- Traumatic Glaucoma
- Uveitic Glaucoma
Please check back next week as we begin to take a closer look at each of the various forms of secondary glaucoma.
Secondary Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis
The Anne Arundel Eye Center is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. We are dedicated to making the best eye care accessible to everyone.
When you visit the Anne Arundel Eye Center, board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles will diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for treatment and future glaucoma management. The treatment of secondary glaucoma is dependent on the underlying cause of the condition, but typically includes medications and surgery.
Over the years, Dr. Boles as helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. Let him help you too!
If you have any questions about Secondary 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.
Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma Research Foundation
Secondary Glaucoma, Johns Hopkins Medicine