Normal Pressure Glaucoma

Normal-Tension Glaucoma: Unraveling the Mystery Behind Silent Pressure

 Deciphering the Enigma of Normal-Tension Glaucoma 

Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is a subtype of glaucoma characterized by optic nerve damage and visual field loss despite normal intraocular pressure readings. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners Georgia,  we unravel the mystery behind silent pressure and provide tailored management for NTG. Here’s what you need to know: 

Silent Pressure: Unlike other forms of glaucoma, NTG occurs with normal or lower-than-normal intraocular pressure readings. This silent pressure can lead to progressive optic nerve damage and vision loss, making early detection and management crucial. 

Risk Factors: While the exact cause of NTG remains unknown, certain risk factors, such as vascular disorders, systemic conditions like low blood pressure, and genetic predisposition, may contribute to its development. Individuals with a family history of NTG or vascular disorders should undergo regular eye exams for early detection. 

Management Approach: Our eye clinic employs a multifaceted approach to manage NTG, focusing on lowering intraocular pressure through medication, laser therapy, or surgical interventions. Additionally, lifestyle modifications, such as stress reduction and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels, can support overall eye health in NTG patients. 

Understanding the complexities of normal-tension glaucoma is essential for effective management and preserving vision. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology for comprehensive evaluation and personalized care for NTG. 

Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

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.

Address

4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax

770-285-7910
770-609-8356

Office Hours

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

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