If you have recently been diagnosed with glaucoma, you want to know one thing. How does glaucoma affect sight?
Glaucoma and Your Vision
Glaucoma is often called the sneak thief of sight because it gradually steals as much as 40% of a person’s vision before they even notice. It is estimated that over 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma but only half of those know they have it. And vision loss is irreversible. We know what you are thinking. How is that possible? There are typically no early warning signs or painful symptoms with glaucoma. It develops slowly, first attacking side (peripheral) vision without affecting visual acuity or sharpness of vision until late in the disease. As a result, many people do not even notice a change in their vision until the glaucoma is quite advanced. This is why regular eye exams are so important.
Everyone is at risk for glaucoma from babies to senior citizens. And without proper treatment, glaucoma can lead to blindness. Fortunately, with early detection, daily management, and regular eye exams, you can halt vision loss and preserve your vision. Nowadays, it is very rare for a glaucoma patient to go blind, occurring in just 5% of patients.
Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis
Led by Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, the Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC) is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Boles and the eye care specialists at AAEC have helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. They can help you too!
Whether you’re experiencing symptoms or seeking surgical treatment, both of our state-of-the-art treatment centers can meet all your eye care needs.
If you have any questions about Glaucoma Treatment in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please Dr. Boles, Dr. Kathryn Gurganus Turner, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or Clicking Here. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
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