If you are looking for an excellent vision practice that can provide complete glaucoma eye care, you should come to see us at IC Laser Eye Care. Our expert glaucoma doctor in Philadelphia, Dr. Iftikhar Chaudhry, can provide you with complete glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, if necessary.
Glaucoma is actually a name for a collection of different diseases, all of which can result in damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma can go on to cause permanent vision loss, if not treated. Usually the vision damage from glaucoma is caused by abnormally high intraocular pressure. However, heightened intraocular pressure is not always the cause for the eye damage from this disease. Glaucoma is a very serious eye condition that is the second leading cause of blindness in our country. Sometimes glaucoma can have very subtle effects, so they are not even noticed until the diseases in an advanced stage. For this reason, it is extremely important to come in to see our glaucoma doctor in Philadelphia for periodic eye exams. If the eye disease is found early, it can most likely be treated by our ophthalmologist with medicated eye drops. The eye drops will make the eye pressure in your eyes stay at a safe level. The most common type of glaucoma is called primary open angle glaucoma. This glaucoma does not show any symptoms to the patient in the early stages, but it can be diagnosed at our practice by an eye exam. Early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma can prevent optic nerve damage from occurring, and thereby help you to avoid related vision loss. Other types of glaucoma can cause sudden vision disturbance. Whenever you experience any sudden changes in your vision, it is important that you make an immediate appointment to come in to see our ophthalmologist.
For an appointment to come in to see our glaucoma doctor in Philadelphia, simply contact our office to be seen by our highly-trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Chaudhry.