Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide, and affects approximately four million people in the United States. Regular screening is vital to detect this disease and ensure proper treatment is provided early in its progression. Katzen Eye Group in Baltimore, Maryland provides glaucoma screening and has a glaucoma specialist on staff to ensure the highest quality treatment.

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma occurs when the aqueous humor, or the liquid inside the eyeball, builds up or does not drain properly, creating excess pressure within the eye. Eventually, this pressure causes permanent damage to the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss.

The exact cause of glaucoma is not known, but the liquid usually builds up when too much is produced or when the regular drainage system becomes blocked. Under normal conditions, the fluid is replenished regularly and drains out of the eyeballs into the bloodstream. When this process is disrupted, glaucoma results.

Diagnosing Glaucoma

Glaucoma is diagnosed by measuring the pressure inside the eyeball. A procedure called tonometry tests intraocular pressure to see if it is higher than normal. A visual field test is also often administered to test peripheral vision. One symptom of glaucoma is gradual loss of peripheral vision, so the visual field test can determine if your peripheral vision is normal or if it has degraded.

Everyone should be tested for glaucoma during their regular yearly eye exam. If you are over forty or have other risk factors for glaucoma such as diabetes or steroid use, you should have your eyes checked more often. For more information about diagnosing and treating glaucoma, please contact the glaucoma specialists at Katzen Eye Group in Baltimore, Lutherville and Towson, Maryland to schedule a glaucoma consultation.


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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
410-821-9490
Hours
Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

301 Saint Paul Place
Professional Office Building
Suites 514 & 902
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-727-8380
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
Hours
Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
410-569-0707
Hours
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue: 8am-5pm
Wed: 8am-6:30pm
Thu: 8am-4pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
410-329-6700
Hours
Hours:
Mon: 9am-6pm
Tues-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-1pm (Open 2 Saturdays a month.)

310 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-5515
Hours
Mon 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tues 8:00am - 6:30pm
Weds (CLOSED)
Thurs 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat (every other week): 8:00am - 1:00pm

21 Crossroads Drive
Suite 425
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443-738-4270
Hours
Tues & Thur: 8 am-5 pm
Fri: 7:30 am-4 pm
(closed the 3rd Friday of the month)

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
410-583-1000
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm