Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and worldwide. Glaucoma affects all age groups, including infants, children, and the elderly.
A glaucoma specialist is an Eye M.D. (Ophthalmologist) who not only cares for routine eye problems, but has also completed additional fellowship training specific to glaucoma.
Glaucoma disease can be managed by comprehensive ophthalmologists both surgically and therapeutically, however there are occasions where glaucoma specialist will be required. These are cases with advanced stages of glaucoma where routine treatment modalities fail to work.