Glaucoma has long been considered a silent and insidious disease. The term glaucoma actually covers a family of eye conditions that are associated with damage to the optic nerve. Except for, Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma, there are no detectable early symptoms.
Fortunately, with some of today’s technological advances we no longer have to wait for serious complications to occur before beginning appropriate treatment. Ft. Lauderdale Eye Associates believes preventative medicine and early detection are the wave of the future in health care.
Often, with today’s insurance guidelines, it is only after a problem presents itself that more sophisticated testing will be authorized or deemed appropriate. But, what if you could detect glaucomatous changes earlier, i.e. before the symptoms or problems occurred? When it comes to glaucoma and with today’s technology we can actually do just that.
By utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and well documented science, we have put together a unique combination of non-invasive tests to detect the earliest changes associated with glaucoma.
So, for those patients who want peace of mind or who have a family history of glaucoma, this is a pro-active option to consider.
The following tests are done in our office and can often be done at the same time as your comprehensive exam.
- Matrix Visual Fields – Can detect the earliest signs of glaucoma.
- Pachymetry – Measures Corneal Thickness
- High Definition Optic Nerve Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)