Glaucoma Diagnosis & Management in Somerville, NJ
Did you know that glaucoma can sneak up on you without any warning signs? Early detection and diagnosis are the best ways to ensure your eyes remain healthy and clear, and Insight Eyecare is here to do just that. Our optometrist, Dr. Timko, uses state-of-the-art technology to identify glaucoma in its earliest stages so she can take prompt action to preserve your vision and prevent vision loss.
What Is Glaucoma?
Commonly referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma can cause gradual irreversible vision loss if left untreated. This condition develops when fluid builds up in your eye and puts pressure on the optic nerve. While glaucoma is commonly associated with aging and has various underlying causes, early detection and glaucoma treatment can help slow or stop the progression of the disease, so taking care of your eyes and getting regular check-ups with Dr. Timko can make a big difference!
Causes & Risk Factors
We recommend getting your eyes checked for glaucoma annually if you have:
- A family member with glaucoma
- High or very low blood pressure
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Had an injury to your eye or received eye surgery
Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible, so schedule a comprehensive eye exam with Insight Eyecare if you experience:
- Severe eye pain or pressure
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Vision loss
- Nausea or vomiting
Our Advanced Diagnostic Technology
Dr. Timko uses advanced diagnostic technology in all our eye exams to identify signs of glaucoma in its early stages. We use the Maestro retinal camera, and Optical coherence tomography to detect structural damage to your optic nerve, the Humphrey visual field to measure your side vision for potential damage, and pachymetry to measure the thickness of your cornea and its effect on your eye pressure. Using your diagnostic results, we’ll tailor your management plan to your condition, to ensure you get the best glaucoma treatment following your diagnosis.
Insight Eyecare Team Will Catch Your Glaucoma Early
At Insight Eyecare, our top priority is providing the Somerville community with exceptional eye care and eyewear. Thanks to our advanced technology and the professional skills of Dr. Timko, we’re able to detect glaucoma at its earliest stages and connect you with the most effective solutions for your care. Visit us for a comprehensive eye exam to safeguard your vision so you can enjoy peace of mind!