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Montgomery Center
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 514
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Jonathan S. Lyons MD

Glaucoma

GlaucomaGlaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It occurs when the the optic nerve becomes damaged and is associated with increased pressure inside the eye. The vision loss is unfortunately permanent and irreversible. The condition often develops over many years without causing pain or other noticeable symptoms!

To detect glaucoma, our physicians will test your visual acuity, visual field as well as the pressure in your eye. We also use the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT), which can digitally perceive damage that may indicate the onset of glaucoma, allowing treatment to begin before vision is lost.

Once diagnosed, glaucoma can be controlled. Treatments to lower pressure in the eye include prescription eye drops and medications, laser therapy, and surgery.