Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions which can damage your optic nerve. When the fluid produced by your body (called aqueous humor) does not drain properly, the pressure in the front part of your eyes increases. This increased pressure damages your optic nerve. Your optic nerve is vital to maintaining good vision. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. However, blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.
Here are some important facts about glaucoma you should know to ensure optimal eye health:
Catching the progression of glaucoma early is vital to avoid irreversible damage to your optic nerve and resulting vision loss or blindness. Stay abreast of your current eye health by seeking routine preventative care from your local eye clinic.
Dr. Dublin is an ophthalmologist with the Marietta Eye Clinic who specializes in glaucoma and cataracts. She serves the Kennestone, Douglasville, and West Cobb locations. Dr. Dublin received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Texas and her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Dublin is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Houston Ophthalmological Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association. Read her full bio here.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. It describes itself as a “global community of 32,000 medical doctors who protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public.” Its website is a great resource to learn more about how to care for your eyes.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) describes itself as the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation’s health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals, and optometry students.
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