POAG: Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Understanding Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Causes and Management

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Unveiling the Complexity of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma 

Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a prevalent form of glaucoma characterized by gradual vision loss due to increased intraocular pressure. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, your community eye clinic located in Norcross,  we delve into the causes and management of this condition to provide comprehensive care. Here’s what you need to know: 

Causes of POAG: The exact cause of POAG remains unclear, but factors such as genetics, age, ethnicity, and family history can contribute to its development. Increased intraocular pressure, resulting from impaired drainage of aqueous humor, plays a central role in POAG progression. 

Management Strategies: While POAG is irreversible, early detection and management can slow its progression and preserve vision. Dr. Washington employs various treatment modalities, including medicated eye drops, laser therapy, and surgical interventions like trabeculectomy or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), tailored to each patient’s needs. 

Regular Monitoring: Routine eye exams are crucial for detecting POAG in its early stages, as it often presents asymptomatically until significant vision loss occurs. Our eye doctor emphasizes the importance of regular monitoring to assess intraocular pressure, optic nerve health, and visual field changes, allowing for timely intervention.  

Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Understanding the causes and management of POAG is essential for effectively preserving vision and managing the condition. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology for comprehensive evaluation and personalized care for primary open-angle glaucoma. 

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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