Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that target and damage your optic nerve. This damage to the optic nerve can lead to peripheral visual field loss. At Toronto Medical Eye Associates, we use diagnostic technology to assist with early detection of glaucoma.
Glaucoma can often have no warning signs, which is why regular eye examinations are crucial to monitor the progression of the disease.
Early detection is essential—contact us today to book your comprehensive eye exam and stay ahead of glaucoma.
How Does Glaucoma Work?
Glaucoma can develop when too much fluid pressure builds up inside the eye. This increase in eye pressure is called intraocular pressure and can damage the optic nerve, resulting in a disruption of image transmission to your brain.
- Being over the age of 60
- A family history of glaucoma
- Previous eye injuries or surgeries
- Medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure
Damage due to glaucoma is irreversible, but initiation of treatment early can help prevent damage and manage the disease in its early stages.
Our Approach to Glaucoma Management
At Toronto Medical Eye Associates, we recognize early detection is essential to preventing the progression of glaucoma. Our team offers a detailed approach to the medical management and treatment of glaucoma.
We establish a baseline through a series of testing, including but not limited to:
- Baseline visual fields
- Baseline nerve fibre layer OCT (optical coherence tomography) testing
- Baseline GCA (ganglion cell analysis)
- Corneal pachymetry (measurement of the thickness of the cornea)
- Anterior segment angle scans and gonioscopy (checking for narrow angles)
- Optic nerve head (ONH) assessment, including grading of nerve
At Toronto Medical Eye Associates, we use diagnostic tools to help measure intraocular pressure and diagnose glaucoma.
Goldmann Applanation Tonometry
Goldmann applanation tonometry is the most common type of tonometry test used for measuring eye pressure.
During the process, a flat-tipped probe is gently pressed against the surface of the eye to measure eye pressure. Because of how glaucoma detection is related to eye pressure changes, applanation tonometry is an excellent method of diagnosis. This test can help our team determine if further glaucoma testing is required.
The iCare tonometer is a compact device that measures the intraocular pressure of patients in a seated or standing position.
While not as common as applanation tonometry, the iCare tonometer allows our team to perform IOP measurements during your glaucoma screening.
Early Detection & Treatment
Consistent eye exams are essential to assist with early detection and treatment. An early diagnosis can help our team create a personalized treatment plan based on your visual needs.
Contact us to book your appointment and get your personalized vision care plan today.
Say Goodbye to Dry Eye
Do you suffer from dry eye symptoms?
Dry eye is a common condition that can cause your eyes to feel uncomfortable and irritated. Don’t let dry eye stop you from living your life. Dr. Taji is a trusted voice on dry eye disease and has hosted many lectures and presentations on diagnosis and treatment.
You can feel confident in your dry eye treatment with our team. Contact us today to book your dry eye evaluation and get relief sooner.
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