After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will perform a complete eye exam that includes:
- A tonometry to check your eye pressure.
- A gonioscopy to check the drainage angle of the eye.
- A pachymetry to measure the thickness of the cornea.
- Use imaging studies to assess damage to the optic nerve.
- A visual field test to identify the degree of peripheral vision loss.
Glaucoma is an irreversible disease, but it can be treated with medication and laser or conventional surgery. However, you should consider that some medications that you must take for life may have the following side effects:
- Changes in the color of the eyes, in the surrounding skin, and in the shape of the eyelids.
- Changes in heart rate and breathing.
- Itching and redness.
- Dry mouth.
- Blurred vision.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.