Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Unfortunately at this point in time there is no cure for glaucoma. The disease can only be decreased in how fast it can progress. There are several different types of glaucoma with the most common being open angle glaucoma. It has been referred to as the “silent thief” because of its ability to cause vision loss without warning signs or painful symptoms. If you have relatives who have glaucoma you are at increased risk of developing this disease. Also people of African American or Latino descent are at increased risk. Recent studies have shown there may also be a correlation between having diabetes and cardiovascular disease leading to developing glaucoma. Because glaucoma has no early warning signs it is imperative that you get a full eye examination to detect this site stealing disease. At Premier Eye Physicians we offer the latest technology for early detection. We also offer the latest treatments to decrease the progression of glaucoma. This includes medical management as well as laser and surgical intervention. We have the latest Istent and Cypass options in our armamentarium against this disease. We look forward to seeing you at Premier Eye Physicians to evaluate and discuss the latest treatment options to best increase the longevity of your vision with glaucoma.