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Glaucoma Risk: Signs to Consult a Specialist

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Decoding the Risks of Glaucoma and When to Seek Specialized Care 

  1. Recognizing Glaucoma as a Silent Threat:
  • Gradual Onset: Glaucoma often develops slowly, leading to vision loss that may go unnoticed in its early stages. 
  • The Silent Thief: As the ‘silent thief of sight,’ glaucoma can progress undetected, most times patients do not have any symptoms until the later stages of the disease,  underscoring the importance of regular eye checkups. 
  1. Key Risk Factors:
  • Age and Genetics: Individuals aged 60 and older and those with a family history of glaucoma are at higher risk. 
  • Elevated Eye Pressure: Increased intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor. 
  • Ethnic Background: People of African, Hispanic, and Asian descent face a higher risk. 
  1. Signs to Consult a Glaucoma Specialist:
  • Gradual Loss of Peripheral Vision: Peripheral vision loss is a common sign of glaucoma. 
  • Blurred Vision: Blurriness, especially at the edges of the visual field, may indicate glaucoma. .
  1. Importance of Regular Eye Exams:
  • Early Detection: Regular eye exams with a glaucoma specialist, like Dr. Washington, enable early detection and intervention. 
  • Pressure Monitoring: Monitoring intraocular pressure helps assess glaucoma risk and progression. 
  1. Proactive Glaucoma Management:
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Dr. Washington at Peachtree Ophthalmology provides personalized glaucoma management plans. 
  • Advanced Technologies: Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, Peachtree Ophthalmology offers cutting-edge solutions for glaucoma care. 

Understanding the risks associated with glaucoma empowers individuals to take proactive steps toward preserving their vision. Peachtree Ophthalmology eye clinic, located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners,  is dedicated to providing comprehensive glaucoma care, emphasizing early detection and tailored treatment strategies. Schedule your appointment today 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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