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Beverly Hills Vision – Glaucoma Beverly Hills


What is glaucoma? Not in fact the name of a single disorder itself, “glaucoma” is the name for a group of eye disorders that change the pressure around the optic nerve and can seriously damage it. Since the optic nerve communicates visual information from the eye to the brain, any condition that threatens it poses a serious risk to the patient’s vision. It can even lead to complete blindness if the glaucoma sufferer does not receive the care of an experienced medical professional. Fortunately, Beverly Hills glaucoma sufferers, and those in other regions as well, can turn to established ophthalmologists for help.

There are two main types of glaucoma: “open angle” and “closed angle.” Open-angle glaucoma tends to progress slowly, over a longer time period, and it may be unnoticeable to many patients until significant damage has already occurred. By contrast, closed-angle glaucoma is quite sudden and typically extremely painful. The closed-angle variety of glaucoma causes damage more quickly, but since it is so painful, patients are more likely to see a doctor before it becomes a very serious case.

Open-angle glaucoma has no symptoms other than gradual loss of vision, but symptoms of closed-angle glaucoma include eye pain, seeing halos around lights, red eye, high pressure inside the eye, nausea and vomiting, sudden vision loss, and a fixed pupil.

Anyone suffering from glaucoma in Beverly Hills has an exceptional resource in Dr. Khodabakhsh of the Beverly Hills Vision Institute. He is a master of glaucoma-targeting measures such as the SLT laser, the YAG PI laser, trabeculectomy, and tube shunt procedures. For help, Beverly Hills glaucoma sufferers or anyone experiencing suspicious symptoms can contact Dr. Khodabakhsh by phone at (310) 550-7888 or online at BeverlyHillsVision.com, where you can request a free consultation.
What is glaucoma? Not in fact the name of a single disorder itself, “glaucoma” is the name for a group of eye disorders that change the pressure around the optic nerve and can seriously damage it. Since the optic nerve communicates visual information from the eye to the brain, any condition that threatens it poses a serious risk to the patient’s vision. It can even lead to complete blindness if the glaucoma sufferer does not receive the care of an experienced medical professional. Fortunately, Beverly Hills glaucoma sufferers, and those in other regions as well, can turn to established ophthalmologists for help.

There are two main types of glaucoma: “open angle” and “closed angle.” Open-angle glaucoma tends to progress slowly, over a longer time period, and it may be unnoticeable to many patients until significant damage has already occurred. By contrast, closed-angle glaucoma is quite sudden and typically extremely painful. The closed-angle variety of glaucoma causes damage more quickly, but since it is so painful, patients are more likely to see a doctor before it becomes a very serious case.

Open-angle glaucoma has no symptoms other than gradual loss of vision, but symptoms of closed-angle glaucoma include eye pain, seeing halos around lights, red eye, high pressure inside the eye, nausea and vomiting, sudden vision loss, and a fixed pupil.

Anyone suffering from glaucoma in Beverly Hills has an exceptional resource in Dr. Khodabakhsh of the Beverly Hills Vision Institute. He is a master of glaucoma-targeting measures such as the SLT laser, the YAG PI laser, trabeculectomy, and tube shunt procedures. For help, Beverly Hills glaucoma sufferers or anyone experiencing suspicious symptoms can contact Dr. Khodabakhsh by phone at (310) 550-7888 or online at BeverlyHillsVision.com, where you can request a free consultation.

For more information about Beverly Hills glaucoma please visit www.beverlyhillsvision.com