Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a blinding disease that affects an unknown number of our population. The unfortunate aspect of glaucoma is that there are no symptoms. There are signs that a doctor can see during a general eye examination which can then lead to the proper diagnosis and preventative treatment. Dr. French has extensive experience treating glaucoma and trains yearly in the newest techniques and treatments for this devastating disease.

 

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma you will probably be placed on some form of eye drop to reduce the pressure within your eyes. It is important to keep your appointed follow-ups with your eye doctor so that the effects (and side effects) of your medication can be monitored. Sometimes a medication you have used for years will simply stop working when the body develops resistance to it. It is then important that your eye doctor evaluates which medicine will be best to prescribe for you in its place.

 

Please check out the links below for some great information on glaucoma.

 

Helpful Links:

 

Glaucoma Research Foundation
http://www.glaucoma.org/

 

The Glaucoma Foundation
http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/

 

National Eye Institute - Glaucoma
http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/glaucoma/glaucoma_facts.asp