Glaucoma is an asymptomatic medical condition of the eyes that develops from a number of different causes. Abnormal nerve anatomy and high intraocular pressure are indicators of Glaucoma, but further testing is necessary in order to diagnose it. Although there is no cure for Glaucoma, it is important that patients begin treatment to control it as soon as they are diagnosed. Treatment is necessary to prevent damage or any further damage from occurring. Patients often state that they do not have any symptoms and therefore do not think it is necessary to use medications. However, if left untreated, Glaucoma can lead to irreversible visual damage and even blindness. High intraocular pressure is a risk factor for developing Glaucoma. Therefore, if you know you have or have had high intraocular pressure, you should have regular exams to screen for Glaucoma. During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Linda Vu will screen for this and other medical conditions of the eyes. If you are interested in having a full eye exam and making sure your eyes are as healthy as can be, schedule an appointment at Linda Vision with Dr. Linda Vu.