Glaucoma Treatment
in North Brunswick, NJ

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We Diagnose and Treat Glaucoma at Somerset Eye Care

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can threaten your eyesight and your health if you don’t seek out proper treatment. Using advanced technology, our Doctors can detect the earliest signs of glaucoma and work to craft a customized plan to keep your vision clear and eyes healthy.
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Senior working on laptop rubbing his eyes because of glaucoma

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the term for a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, a crucial part of your eye’s vision system. The damage caused by glaucoma is typically caused by abnormally high intraocular pressure (IOP) that builds up in your eye and presses on the optic nerve. There are several reasons why your IOP can start to rise, and it’s incredibly difficult for the untrained eye to detect its signs. This is why glaucoma is dubbed “the silent thief of sight” — once you notice vision loss, the damage is already done.
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What Causes Glaucoma?

There are a number of factors that can put you at greater risk for developing glaucoma, including the following:

  • Certain medical issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Particular eye conditions, including myopia (nearsightedness) or a history of eye injuries
  • Regular use of certain steroids, such as corticosteroids
  • A family history of glaucoma
  • Age, particularly after the age of 40
  • Race and ethnicity
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What Are the Signs of Glaucoma?

Though there are different types of glaucoma, they all have similar symptoms. Here are some common signs of concern that indicate you should schedule an eye exam right away to have one of our skilled Doctors review your eyes and health:

  • Gradual or sudden vision changes
  • Halos or rainbows around lights
  • Sudden and severe eye pain
  • Persistent or sudden redness in the eye
  • Difficulty adjusting to darkness

The Advanced Technology We Use to Treat and Manage Glaucoma

We’re always investing in state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools that let us detect glaucoma earlier in our eye exams and better customize our glaucoma treatment plans so they’re more effective for each patient’s specific needs. Our Doctors and professional team are trained to help you manage your condition and protect your health, without impacting your quality of life.
Woman getting a diagnosis for glaucoma treatment with state of the art technology at Somerset Eye Care in North Brunswick Township

Why Choose Us?

At Somerset Eye Care, we’re dedicated to caring for the vision needs of our fellow community members, and make sure to give particular attention to our patients with glaucoma. You can rely on our compassionate team to find glaucoma solutions that work for your eyes, health, and lifestyle. Schedule your comprehensive eye exam today and experience the difference Somerset Eye Care can make in your glaucoma treatment.