More than 3 million Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma and it is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness. Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because as the disease develops you usually have no early symptoms and as it progresses, gradually steals your sight. Your eye produces a clear fluid called aqueous humor that drains through a network of tubes.
If the fluid doesn’t drain as it should it builds up in the front part of your eye causing increased pressure. If left untreated, this increased intraocular pressure can damage your optic nerve, which is responsible for transmiting images to your brain, causing blurred vision. There is no cure for glaucoma, but early detection and treatment by Dr. Greenberg is the key to preserving your vision. If you are over age 40 call today to schedule your annual eye exam.