Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States affecting over 2 million people. In its early stages, there are absolutely no symptoms, but over time, if left untreated it can cause severe irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma can affect people of any age, gender, race or color, and is not limited to only people with high eye pressures. Proper assessment is crucial. Dr. Gerald Blaize, has the knowledge, expertise and the most sophisticated equipment to detect and assess any type of glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a very complex eye disease. Of the several types of glaucoma, there are two main types, open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma. The first type, open angle, is a slowly progressive disease, but with closed angle, an attack can cause permanent loss of vision within hours.
Once detected, there are several methods of treatment for open angle glaucoma. These range from prescription eye drops through laser and advanced surgical techniques. If open angle glaucoma is discovered early enough, eye drops generally can adequately manage the disease
With closed angle glaucoma it is vital that patients who are at risk be assessed and treated before they encounter an attack. Dr. Blaize often detects patients who are at risk. Treatment consists of a simple laser procedure that will completely eliminate any future loss of vision.
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