Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which transmits information from the eye to the brain. If the nerve becomes damaged, it can lead to vision loss and blindness. Most of the time, glaucoma occurs when there is too much pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure); in other cases, glaucoma can be caused by poor blood flow to the optic nerve.

services & treatment

Your doctor will discuss all your treatment options with you and recommend the one that is best. Depending on the type and cause, your glaucoma may be treated with medications (such as medicated eye drops), surgery or lasers.

why Aurora?

At Aurora, we strive to offer convenient, compassionate care.

  • Our ophthalmologists are on call 24/7, so if you have an eye emergency, we’re there to help.  
  • We offer hundreds of specialists under one roof. If your doctor notices another health issue during your exam, like symptoms of diabetes, he or she can get you an appointment with another Aurora specialist right away. 
  • Our clinics, hospitals and surgery centers provide care for a whole spectrum of eye issues.

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