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Dr. Preschel is among the select few Ft. Lauderdale laser eye surgery specialists who hold advanced fellowship training in the prevention and treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that affects the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting visual information to the brain. The disease can erode an individual’s peripheral vision and over time lead to tunnel vision and irreversible blindness. Glaucoma is often diagnosed by measuring the eye’s intraocular pressure (IOP) in combination with a thorough examination of the optic nerve.
Glaucoma is the common name used for the damage of the optic nerve that can occur due to abnormal elevation of the intraocular pressure. Although there are many different entities that can potentially cause it, most of the glaucomas can be grouped in two main categories: Open angle glaucoma, or narrow angle glaucoma. Each of these two main groups contain many different sub types of glaucoma, but the most common type of the disease is called Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.
Most individuals who suffer from any type of longstanding glaucoma, experience no symptoms, which is why regular ophthalmologic exams are essential in preventing glaucoma-induced blindness.
There is a type of glaucoma called Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma, which is much more dramatic and may lead to sudden vision loss. This type of glaucoma is characterized by a rapid increase in intraocular pressure, leading to severe pain. Acute Angle-closure glaucoma requires immediate medical attention by an ophthalmologist.