What Tests Will Your Eye Doctor Perform to Diagnose Glaucoma

What Tests Will Your Eye Doctor Perform to Diagnose Glaucoma

How will my eye doctor decide if I actually have glaucoma, or maybe not? Glaucoma, in the vast majority of cases goes unnoticed, and hence, undiagnosed. Those suffering from this disease typically do not experience any pain or discomfort, and the visual field defects are not usually noticeable to the patient himself/herself.  In contrast, during a routine eye examination your ophthalmologist can...

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What is a Visual Field Test

What is a Visual Field Test

A visual field test is preformed by a specially trained technician. The results of each individual eye are registered in print and the patient is requested to give the test results to the ophthalmologist during the patient’s next visit. According to the findings in the test, the doctor can diagnose the patient, and determine what the best treatment is. How does the doctor determine the...

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GDx – Diagnosing Glaucoma with Imaging

GDx – Diagnosing Glaucoma with Imaging

Glaucoma: Imaging Optic Nerve Damage Glaucoma is a common disease, which usually occurs, in older age. Its incidence is 2-4% of the population older than 40, while in the 80+ year old population its incidence is greater than 6%. The optic nerve is damaged in glaucoma because of increased intra-ocular pressure, pressure that, over time, damages optic nerve fibers. Such damage to the nerve is...

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