Glaucoma is an eye disease that can affect anyone at any age at any time. It is often caused by an increase in pressure within the eye, which results in damage to the optic nerve. Patients that have glaucoma have a loss of peripheral vision, which can get progressively worsen over time.
If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed with this eye disease, look no further than Advanced Eye & Laser Center of Mansfield, led by a board-certified ophthalmologist, Shaam Mahasneh, MD. We service Mansfield Texas , Arlington , Midlothian , Waxahachie and the surrounding areas.
Often called, “the silent thief of sight” glaucoma can happen so gradually that a person won’t recognize a loss of vision until it is too late. Patients that are at higher risk for glaucoma include: patients with a family history of glaucoma, African Americans, Asians, Hispanics and those that have a moderate to high degree of nearsightedness or farsightedness. Because vision loss from glaucoma is not reversible, it is important for those at risk of developing the disease to get annual eye exams starting at a young age.