New Jersey Glaucoma Treatment Specialists
Also Serving Bucks County, Middlesex County, Mercer County
Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting visual information to the brain. The disorder can affect a person’s peripheral vision and over time can lead to severe vision impairment. Glaucoma is often diagnosed by measuring the patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP), as high IOP is one sign of the disease. However, not every patient suffering from glaucoma develops high IOP. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness among Americans and is, therefore, often referred to as the “silent thief of sight.”
While there is no cure for glaucoma, early detection is the key to reducing the progression of the disease. The two most common types of glaucoma are:
- Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)
- Angle-closure glaucoma
Primary open-angle glaucoma is often associated with high intraocular pressure, which can only be detected through a series of tests performed by top New Jersey glaucoma specialists at Campus Eye Group. Because this type of glaucoma produces no visible symptoms, regular eye exams are essential for early detection. Most individuals suffering from POAG are completely unaware of their condition until permanent damage of the optic nerve has occurred and their peripheral vision starts to deteriorate. If left untreated, POAG may lead to tunnel vision.
Unlike PAOG, angle-closure glaucoma (also known as narrow-angle glaucoma) is often associated with a number of symptoms, including eye pain, headaches, halos, dilated pupils, vision loss, eye redness and nausea. The symptoms generally occur in the form of an attack; symptoms then subside but return after some time, with each onset causing further nerve damage. Patients experiencing narrow-angle glaucoma attacks should seek immediate help by calling the Campus Eye Group’s 24-hour emergency services.
Other types of glaucoma treated by highly skilled eye surgeons at Campus Eye Group include:
- Normal-tension glaucoma
- Pigmentary glaucoma
- Secondary glaucoma
- Congenital glaucoma
Glaucoma Treatment Options at Campus Eye Group
Glaucoma is an unpredictable eye condition, and its first symptom may be permanent vision loss. However, for most patients glaucoma is a slowly progressing disease that requires immediate treatment by a qualified Campus Eye Group glaucoma specialist. In fact, the top New Jersey eye surgeons at Campus Eye Group perform a wide range of advanced tests that allow for early glaucoma detection and thus effective prevention and treatment.
Depending on each patient’s glaucoma type and severity, our glaucoma team works hand-in-hand to develop the most effective and quick-acting treatment possible. Most frequently performed glaucoma treatments include eye drops, minimally invasive laser therapy and/or surgical procedures that reduce the intraocular pressure, thus preventing vision loss. During glaucoma surgery, the affected tissue is removed to allow pressure control.
Glaucoma Consultation in New Jersey
Although a devastating eye disease, glaucoma can be managed with the assistance of a top New Jersey specialist. The skilled Campus Eye Group eye doctors have helped many Middlesex County and New Jersey glaucoma patients prevent further vision loss by utilizing the latest and most sophisticated glaucoma treatment methods. To learn more about your glaucoma treatment options in New Jersey, please schedule a one-on-one consultation appointment with a Campus Eye Group optometric physician.
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