Great Neck Optical Store

46 Middle Neck Road,
Great Neck NY 11021

Follow Us

Office Hours

Monday:10:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday:10:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday:10:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday:10:00pm - 7:40pm
Friday:10:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday:10:00pm - 6:00pm

GLAUCOMA

Movement of fluid in the eye

 

Open-angle glaucoma

 

Angle-closure glaucoma

 

Glaucoma is not just one eye disease, but a group of eye conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which causes loss of vision. Abnormally high pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure) usually, but not always, causes this damage.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Sometimes called the silent thief of sight, glaucoma can damage your vision so gradually you may not notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. The most common type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, has no noticeable signs or symptoms except gradual vision loss.

Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize or prevent optic nerve damage and limit glaucoma-related vision loss. It's important to get your eyes examined regularly, and make sure your eye doctor measures your intraocular pressure.