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March 30, 2017

Glaucoma in San Diego CA

San Diego CA Optometrist

If you cannot remember the last time you have a comprehensive eye exam, you should make an appointment to see our optometrist at Optometry Cabana. Our expert San Diego CA optometrist, Dr. Tania Stevens, can provide you with a complete eye exam which will include complete testing for eye diseases, including glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disease which shows no symptoms in the early stages. In fact, many people actually do not know that they have the disease until they experience vision symptoms from it. The key to not losing sight to glaucoma is to have comprehensive eye exams on a yearly basis. This way our San Diego CA optometrist can find the disease early, when successful treatment can be simply provided in the form of medicated eye drops which are self-administered by the patient. Glaucoma, is most likely to affect adults over 40, but even children can get this serious eye disease. You are also more likely to develop glaucoma if you have a family history of the disease. In this case, we certainly encourage you not to miss your annual eye exam at our vision practice. If you have diabetes, you also may be more prone to developing this eye disease, as well as if you take certain steroid medications. Additionally, if you have had trauma to your eyes, you also more likely to develop glaucoma. Generally, the first sign of glaucoma is a loss of peripheral vision. It is easy for patients to overlook this symptom, but an eye exam will definitely show that glaucoma is developing. When a patient has glaucoma the optic nerve will take on a certain appearance. Our optometrist will discover this during a dilated eye exam - part of your comprehensive eye exam. Other signs of glaucoma can include: seeing halos around lights; redness of the eyes; eyes that look hazy; unexplained nausea or vomiting; eye pain; or tunnel vision.

For an appointment to see our San Diego CA optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam and for a glaucoma screening, contact us today.

Optometry Cabana
12925 El Camino Real, Suite AA3
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 348-5900

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