Glaucoma in Orange County, CA
In a normal eye, fluid is produced behind the iris in the ciliary body. This fluid slowly moves to the front of the lens and through the pupil. Eventually, it exits the eye through the trabecular meshwork. If you have glaucoma, something will be prohibiting this fluid from escaping the eye, leading to a build-up of eye pressure that will damage the optic nerve.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight” because there are often no symptoms until there is visible, permanent vision damage. Routine eye exams can diagnose this condition and allow for early treatment so blindness can be prevented.
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Schedule your vision exam today to be proactive with your eye health – even if you are not experiencing any vision problems. In Laguna Hills, San Clemente and Orange, our doctors can diagnose glaucoma and provide treatment recommendations.