Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness for Americans, and here at Conley Marcum, OD, we are committed to offering quality eye care and treatment to the people of Anchorage to prevent this devastating condition. Our eye doctors are qualified and educated in order to provide you with the best exams, diagnosis and treatment available.
With new technology, patients benefit from less invasive procedures and treatments, and many eye conditions are a thing of the past. Here at Conley Marcum, OD, we are proud of our reputation of offering quality eye care at an affordable cost to the people of Anchorage.
Simply put, glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve. Many patients have this condition without even realizing it until it manifests itself through loss of sight. Although you may not lose your sight immediately, it is possible that damage can eventually cause total blindness. This disease affects over 3 million Americans, while many are unaware that they even have it.
While no cure for glaucoma has been developed, regular visits to the optometrist can aid in the process of staving it off. The earlier the condition is detected and treated, the more likely it will be controlled. Glaucoma can affect people of any age, race, or color, although some are predisposed to the condition more than others.
Regular visits to an optometrist are vital to protecting your vision. When you visit your eye doctor, make sure you share anything that may increase your risk for glaucoma, such as a family history or certain eye medications or injuries. The more information your doctor has, the better equipped you both are to head off the problem.
Here at Conley Marcum, OD, we offer the latest in technology to the people of Anchorage that allows us to identify and detect glaucoma before any symptoms are present. We can start treatment early in order to preserve your eyesight.
We are passionate about good eye care for the people of Anchorage, and we strive to make it convenient and affordable for you to visit us for a regular exam. Call us today at (907) 336-4400 to schedule an appointment.
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