Over the past several months, we have outlined the various different types of Glaucoma, from Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (the most common form of glaucoma) to Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome (a rare form of glaucoma) and everything in between. No matter which form of glaucoma you may develop, one thing is for certain; you need help and you need it fast. Early detection and treatment are your best chances to preserve vision, which is why it is so important to schedule regular eye exams.
Currently more than 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in this country. In fact, the eye disease accounts for 9-12% of all cases of blindness in the U.S., more than 120,000 people. Scarier is the fact that only half of those with glaucoma know they have it, because glaucoma presents no symptoms. Fortunately, with early detection and treatment (medication, surgery, or a combination of the two) it is usually possible to slow or completely halt vision loss.
When was your last eye exam? The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that adults, ages 18-60, have their eyes examined every two years, while adults older than 60 have their eyes examined annually.
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Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC), led by board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases. Dr. Boles and the eye care specialists at AAEC have helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. They can help you too.
“I treat my patients the way I want to be treated when I see a doctor,” said Dr. Boles.
Dr. Boles is also passionate about further educating patients and their families about the eye diseases for which they are afflicted. This is just one of the reasons we maintain this weekly blog to help educate the general public.
If you have any questions about Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, Dr. Kathryn Gurganus Turner, 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.
Glaucoma Directory, WebMD