Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that affects the optical nerve. It can be debilitating, causing blindness and severe loss of vision. At Yeager Vision Care, our Greenville office specializes in glaucoma in South Carolina and other eye diseases that can affect the vision. If you are experiencing vision loss, blurry vision or any other strange eye side effects, call Yeager Vision Care today to make your first appointment for a checkup.
At Yeager Vision Care, our mission is to help preserve and enhance your vision by giving our patients the most optimal care, state of the art equipment and facilities, and the best education about how to take care of their eyes. Dr. Ken Yeager has been serving the Greenville, South Carolina area for many years, and is a favorite among residents. During your annual eye exam, we’ll check for any eye issues, do a refraction for eyeglasses if needed, and an eye pressure test which can check for glaucoma. Many people often do not realize they have glaucoma until they have already experienced vision loss. Testing the eye’s intraocular pressure can pinpoint if glaucoma is starting to affect the eye, since glaucoma in South Carolina is largely due to a buildup of fluid in the eye.
Vision loss and damage to the eye from glaucoma cannot be reversed, but with certain treatments and checkups it can be slowed. Treatment for glaucoma in South Carolina usually helps lower the pressure in the eye and can be done in a number of ways, including eyedrops, laser treatment, surgery, and prescription eyedrop medication. Various medications increase the outflow of fluid in the eye and reduce pressure through different means to help alleviate the symptoms and condition. The medications are generally safe, but may have slight side effects such as mild reddening, stinging or blurry vision.