Glaucoma Vision Loss Treatment

Treatment of open-angle glaucoma -- the most common form of the disease -- requires lowering the eye's pressure by increasing the drainage of aqueous humor fluid or decreasing the production of that fluid. Medications can accomplish both of these goals. Surgery and laser treatments are directed at improving the eye's aqueous drainage.

If not diagnosed early, open-angle glaucoma may significantly damage vision and even cause blindness. That is why it's so important to have your eye doctor test you regularly for glaucoma. Once diagnosed, glaucoma is usually controlled with eye drops that reduce eye pressure. Glaucoma is a life-long condition and needs continual follow-up with your eye

How to Test Your Eyes Using the Amsler Grid Eye Test

Open the directions for taking the Amsler Grid Test PDF and print.
Next open the Amsler Grid PDF and print the grid on bright white paper (heavy stock if possible)