Here at Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louise, our Chesterfield eye care experts specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults today, and so it is not a condition to be taken lightly or to be ignorant of. In fact, many people do not realize that glaucoma is not just one condition, but that there are actually several forms of glaucoma related by an increased amount of pressure on the optic nerve. A frightening fact about glaucoma is that its most common form develops quite gradually and slowly, which can make it difficult for a patient to recognize because they symptoms are not apparent until significant damage has already been done. One way to keep yourself safe from this slow, unwitting development is to have your eyes examined on a regular basis, especially if you are over the age of about sixty, when glaucoma becomes more of a risk.
The most basic way to test for signs of glaucoma is to have your eye care professional do a reading of your intraocular pressure, so that it can be observed if you are experiencing pressure levels that are higher than considered normal. If abnormal levels are detected, our Chesterfield eye care experts can provide closer monitoring of your eye and vision health, and check for changes more frequently. If a diagnosis of glaucoma is confirmed, the experts here at Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis will work with you to devise a treatment plan that will best preserve your vision and overall eye health in the long run. The earlier the condition is detected the better, so make sure to keep up with your regular eye exams as directed.
If you would like to learn more about the various services provided by our Chesterfield eye care specialists, we encourage you to visit the main Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis website, where you can read on about our services in further detail. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can clear up for you, we hope you will not hesitate to contact the staff here directly so that we can assist you however possible. You can reach us by phone or online.