Loss of Peripheral Vision

Loss of peripheral vision (Side vision) can have many causes, some of which can be extremely serious. Causes of peripheral vision loss can include the following: Glaucoma Retinitis pigmentosa Eye strokes or occlusions Detached retina Brain damage from stroke, disease or injury Neurological damage such as from optic neuritis Compressed optic nerve head (papilledema) Concussions (head

Glaucoma and Eye Pressure

Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve.  Usually the pressure in the eye is elevated; however, Glaucoma can occur even with normal pressures. There are no symptoms associated with Glaucoma until a significant amount of vision has been lost.  Because of this it’s very important to get regular eye exams.
Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without any symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. You are at risk if you are over the age of 60, African American (over the age of 40), highly Myopic (nearsighted), Diabetic,