Everyone is at risk for Glaucoma, however there are a number of factors that by themselves can predispose you to developing Glaucoma, and others that when combined can predispose you to increased risk.
High Intraocular Pressure
If you have a high Intraocular Pressure (IOP) you are considered to be at risk for developing Glaucoma.
In addition to these factors, if you have had trauma to your eyes (i.e. a sports injury or car accident) or if you have been treated for Asthma for long periods of time with steroid inhalers, you too may have an increased risk for Glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a very complex eye disease, and not simply an elevated Intraocular Pressure (IOP). Nonetheless, when detected early it can be successfully treated. Center for Sight and it’s staff provide the full scope of advanced technology diagnostic testing and treatment, as well as taking the time necessary to give each patient the personal education needed to fully understand their condition and get the best possible outcomes for their patients.
If you or a family member or friend have not had a recent Glaucoma screening or examination for Glaucoma, and in particular if you are concerned about any of the above Glaucoma Risk Factors, please take a moment to request an appointment by calling Center for Sight in Fall River, Massachusetts at 508-730-2020.
Center for Sight is conveniently located for patients concerned about Glaucoma Risk Factors and in need of diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and from Attleboro, Fairhaven, Fall River, Franklin, Mansfield, Marion, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Milford, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, Norton, Oxford, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Walpole, Whitinsville, Woonsocket, Providence, Smithfield, Westport, Lakeville, Dighton, Little Compton and Tiverton.