Glaucoma the Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable blindness. It’s estimated that millions of people have glaucoma and are unaware of it. That’s because glaucoma usually does not cause any pain or any other noticeable symptoms. Although most glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be detected early and controlled.

Rochester Eye Care has a comfortable and rapid test called the GDxVCC that can detect glaucoma early before patients experience any vision loss. The test is performed very easily by simply looking into an instrument and looking at a comfortable light. The GDxVCC acquires an image of the optic nerve and retina in the back of the eye in less than a minute. It measures the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer which is recognized as one of the most sensitive means to detect glaucoma. Dr Mark Weingarten is a board certified ophthalmologist and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. He has helped numerous people throughout Michigan and the Detroit Metropolitan area. If you would like to consult with Dr Weingarten for a glaucoma evaluation, call our office at 248-650-2255 and schedule an appointment.

 

 

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