Glaucoma usually begins when pressure builds up in the eye. The pressure can damage the optic nerve, which sends messages to the brain so you can see. When the optic nerve is damaged, vision loss occurs making glaucoma a potentially blinding disease.
There are two types of glaucoma:
- Open-angle glaucoma worsens slowly. It has no symptoms except for gradual vision loss and it often affects both eyes.
- Closed-angle glaucoma results in sudden, intense eye pain and usually only affects one eye at a time.
Detecting and treating glaucoma early is key to saving your sight, and with the best care and treatment in Memphis and the mid-South, Eye Specialty Group is dedicated to providing just that. Our team of doctors will work with you every step of the way tailoring a unique treatment plan for your eyes.