Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world.
No one knows exactly why it occurs, and there are many forms, but we do know it affects Blacks and Hispanics more than any other race.
Most types of glaucoma involve abnormally high pressure inside the eye, which results in peripheral visual field loss. Peripheral vision loss occurs slowly over time, and the patient is unaware of this loss in the early stages.
There is no cure for glaucoma, but if detected early and treated accordingly, patients will have the opportunity to outlive their condition and limit the amount of peripheral visual field that may be lost due to glaucoma.
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Everyone’s favorite, “Puff-of-air” test is the part of the eye exam that tests for intraocular pressure and early signs of Glaucoma. Everyone should get their intraocular pressures tested annually during a comprehensive eye exam!