Comprehensive glaucoma and external disease services are offered by fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist Dr. James W. Harris, Jr.
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve is important because it carries vision from the eye to the brain. If glaucoma is not caught and treated, the damage it causes to the optic nerve can lead to blindness.
Can Glaucoma Be Controlled?
Although there is currently no cure for glaucoma, it can be treated. Usually glaucoma can be controlled with medicines (eye drops and pills) which must be used regularly. Laser surgery and incisional surgery may be recommended if medications are ineffective or if they cause unwanted side effects.
What Can I Expect When I See Dr. Harris For Glaucoma?
When you visit Graystone Eye, you will be given a complete eye examination, including an automated visual field test. This will help determine any damage to your optic nerve by measuring the extent of your side vision. Photographs and a visual examination of the inside of your eye will also be taken and assessed for best treatment options. Dr. Harris will then discuss his findings with you and your eye doctor and make his recommendations for treatment and medications to best suit your needs.