Specialized Glaucoma Consultation

Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive, and irreversible disease usually caused by an increase in intraocular pressure (as a consequence of an alteration in the drainage system of the aqueous humor), which causes damage to the optic nerve and, consequently, a reduction in the visual field.

Due to the absence of symptoms, it is a silent disease that usually goes unnoticed for many years until it significantly reduces the patient's eyesight, even reaching blindness.

Because of its chronic and irreversible nature, patients with glaucoma should be periodically monitored with intraocular pressure controls, visual field or campimetry studies, pachymetry and optic nerve image studies, either with photographs or with optical coherence tomography (OCT).