We encourage you to visit an Ocala Eye location today for a comprehensive eye exam. If we detect any signs of glaucoma, you will meet with a glaucoma specialist and discuss your various treatment options. The glaucoma specialists of our Ocala, Florida offices will go over all of the risks of benefits of each procedure and help determine which treatment plan is best suited for you.
A glaucoma screening consists of a complete eye exam including measurement of intraocular pressure and examination of the optic nerve. Those at high risk for glaucoma should also have a measurement of corneal thickness, visual field testing, and optic nerve imaging.
People at risk for glaucoma include:
- Anyone over the age of 60
- African-Americans over age 40
- Family history of glaucoma
- Nearsighted individuals
- History of diabetes
- History of high blood pressure
- History of elevated intraocular pressure