Glaucoma occurs when a build-up of fluid in the eye creates pressure, which damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma can often be difficult to diagnose with certainty because there are different forms of glaucoma. Only a complete and comprehensive eye exam and several tests can fully detect all cases of glaucoma.
In addition, family history, ancestry, and prior eye trauma can be factors for the occurrence of glaucoma. Those patients of African, Asian, and Hispanic origins may be more susceptible to contracting certain types of glaucoma.
When diagnosing glaucoma, we’ll test for the following conditions:
Intraocular pressure measurement
Optic nerve inspection
Dr. Fruchtman O.D. uses the following technologies to track macular degeneration and glaucoma: