Glaucoma Las Vegas
Expertise in Glaucoma Treatment & Management
Welcome to Las Vegas Eye Institute, where advanced technology and personalized care come together to offer exceptional glaucoma treatment. Our dedicated team, led by the experienced Dr. Matthew Swanic, ensures that your journey through glaucoma management is comprehensive and tailored to your specific needs. Come see us for Glaucoma treatment in Las Vegas.
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What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is crucial for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormal buildup of pressure inside the eye, known as intraocular pressure. While glaucoma can occur at any age, it is more common in older adults, particularly those over the age of 60, and is one of the leading causes of blindness. The condition often progresses gradually without any warning signs, which makes regular eye exams essential for early detection and treatment. Without treatment, glaucoma can lead to vision loss and, in severe cases, blindness.
Confusing Glaucoma With Cataracts
Patients often get confused between cataracts and glaucoma, partly because they are both very common diseases as people get older. However, cataracts and glaucoma are very different diseases. A cataract is a clouding or hardening of the natural lens in the front portion of the eye, while glaucoma is a complex disease that leads to progressive damage to the optic nerve in the back portion of the eye. This damage leads to a progressive and irreversible loss of the visual field. We know that many people with elevated intraocular pressures (over 21 mmHg) will develop glaucomatous damage to their optic nerve; but what is more interesting is that approximately 1/3 of patients with glaucoma actually have normal intraocular pressures (between 10-21 mmHg.) Thus, most ophthalmologists now realize that this is likely not just a disease of abnormal intraocular pressure. Unfortunately, at this point in time the only treatment shown consistently to prevent progression of glaucomatous nerve damage is lowering of intraocular pressure.