Glaucoma Treatment in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, but Washington Eye Doctors has the experience and technology needed to preserve your eyesight by identifying and managing glaucoma.
Glaucoma Management at Washington Eye Doctors
Commonly known as “the silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is a serious eye disease that most people don’t realize they have until it’s too late. Symptoms of glaucoma don’t appear until after irreversible vision loss has occurred, making early detection during regular eye exams key. Luckily, our team at Washington Eye Doctors can help monitor and protect your vision from glaucoma, keeping your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a common condition caused by unusually high intraocular pressure (IOP), which can press on and harm the optic nerve. This nerve sends the images your eyes see to your brain, and there is no way to repair or restore vision loss caused by optic nerve damage. Because it’s so important to catch this condition early on, before damage is done, our team looks for its first signs during comprehensive eye exams using the latest diagnostic technology. This is the best way to stay a step ahead of glaucoma — which is why it’s so important to not skip your annual exam!
What Are Symptoms of Glaucoma?
- Blurry vision
- Tunnel vision
- Blind spots
- Halos around lights
- Eye pain
- Eye redness
- Vision loss
What Are the Causes of Glaucoma?
You are more likely to develop glaucoma if you have any of the following risk factors:
- Are aged 60 or older
- Are Black, Asian, or Hispanic
- Have a family history of glaucoma
- Have certain medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure)
- Have extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness
- Have had a previous eye injury or surgery
Why Choose Washington Eye Doctors for Glaucoma Management
As an independent, locally owned practice, our team isn’t beholden to the inflexible treatments that a larger corporation would offer: we get to give our patients the glaucoma treatment they deserve. We use Advanced Diagnostic Imaging so we can identify signs of glaucoma at their earliest stages, when pressure is just starting to build — and the disease is easiest to manage. And our compassionate team, led by our resident glaucoma specialist Dr. Brooke Justis, will always adjust our treatment plan to match your eyes’ ongoing needs for dynamic, personalized care. You can rely on her expertise to help you manage your glaucoma and protect your eyes — and health — for the long run.
Start Your Glaucoma Management
with Washington Eye Doctors
Glaucoma will cause blindness if it’s left untreated, but our doctors have multiple ways of preserving your vision for years to come, including:
If surgery is necessary, our doctors will connect you with one of the finest surgeons in the area, ensure they understand your vision history, and guide you through a smooth and successful recovery.
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Washington Eye Doctors Locations
You should always make time for glaucoma prevention — and between our convenient downtown Washington, D.C., and Chevy Chase, MD offices, Washington Eye Doctors makes it easy to take care of your family’s eyes on a break or after work. Visit either of our locations today to see why our patients consider us the best around.