Glaucoma is a slow, progressing disease that has a tendency to go unnoticed. Glaucoma-related damage can lead to impaired vision and in more severe cases, blindness. This condition is diagnosed, and helped to manage at Dr. Anh Trinh’s Downey Family Eye Care, CA practice. Dr. Trinh stresses the importance of protecting your vision by getting regular tests for glaucoma.
It is estimated that more than 2.2 million Americans are afflicted with glaucoma, but only about 1.1 million (or half) know that they have the condition, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. It’s also the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S. As glaucoma is a complex disease, it requires a thorough examination. This exam includes measuring the pressure within the eye and a detailed examination of the back of the eye through dilation of the pupil. Because of its silent nature, Dr. Anh Trinh wants to remind Downey, CA patients to get regular screening tests for glaucoma at her Downey Family Eye Care office.
The dangerous pressure buildup within the eye that results when a person has glaucoma can damage the optic nerve, leading to blurred vision, eye pain, halos around lights, permanent partial vision loss, or even full loss of vision. The best protection against glaucoma is through early intervention. It is important that Downey, CA patients visit Dr. Anh Trinh at Downey Family Eye Care to get screened for glaucoma regularly. Dr. Anh Trinh encourages patients to care for their vision and protect their eyesight for many years to come.
To set up an appointment for a glaucoma screening with Dr.Trinh at Downey Family Eye Care in Downey, CA visit www.downeyfamilyeyecare.com or call 562-862-5005.