Glaucoma Awareness Month – Long Beach Glaucoma Specialist


Glaucoma Awareness

According to Prevent Blindness America, it’s estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma making this one of the most common eye conditions in the country today. The unfortunate part is that only half know they have it. SoCal Eye offers the highest level of Glaucoma Treatment from a Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist serving patients in Long Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. We can help detect and treat Glaucoma with a scheduled eye exam.

Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

The good news is if glaucoma is detected and treated early, its progression can be slowed or stopped. But the bad news is that people with glaucoma don’t always show symptoms and do not contact a Glaucoma Specialist early enough. Schedule your annual eye exam today.

What is Glaucoma and What are the Symptoms?

Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that develop when increased fluid pressure in the eyes damages the nerve fibers in the optic nerve and retina. This damage can be gradual and those affected may not notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. This damage can lead to irreversible vision loss if untreated. Early detection and treatment by a Glaucoma Specialist is critical. Link to Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Detection and Treatment

Glaucoma is detected during the annual eye exam. The air puff test (non-contact tonometry test) is used to detect changes in fluid pressure in the eyes and is an easy and pain free way to see if a patient is at risk for glaucoma.

Depending upon the type of glaucoma, treatment may include medication (usually prescription eyedrops), laser treatment, or surgery to lower the pressure in the eye and prevent further damage to the optic nerve. While there is no cure for glaucoma, early diagnosis and continuing treatment can preserve eyesight.

SoCal Eye. Glaucoma Specialists in Long Beach.

SoCal Eye is a leading Ophthalmology Group made up of leading eye doctors serving Los Angeles and Orange County. We offer the highest level of Glaucoma care with a Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist in Long Beach working out of 2 offices in Lakewood and Los Alamitos.  Our staff can assist with early detection and treatment. Schedule your annual eye exam today.