Apple Ophthalmology treats glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by abnormally high pressure in your eye and can lead to blindness if not treated. It is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60, though it can occur at any age.

Types of Glaucoma


Risk Factors

Diagnosis and Treatment

Glaucoma is diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam, including tests to measure intraocular pressure (tonometry), inspect the drainage angle (gonioscopy), examine the optic nerve (ophthalmoscopy), test peripheral vision (visual field test), and measure the thickness of the cornea (pachymetry).

Treatment for glaucoma aims to lower eye pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. Options include:

Early detection and treatment of glaucoma are crucial to prevent vision loss. Regular eye exams are essential, especially if you're at higher risk.