ABOUT GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma is a disease in which increased pressure inside your eye causes damage to the optic nerve.  In a healthy eye, clear fluid circulates in the front compartment of the eye.  In order to maintain a constant, normal pressure, a small amount of fluid production is balanced by an equal amount of fluid outflow.  There are many causes of glaucoma, each resulting in abnormal outflow of fluid from the eye.  This results in increased pressure within the eye, and over time causes damage to the fibers of the optic nerve.  The optic nerve carries signals from your eye to the brain, where they are interpreted into the images you see.  Glaucoma can lead to blindness if left untreated.

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Symptoms

People with early glaucoma typically do not have any symptoms, and may not even be aware they have the disease.  Because of this, patients can lose their sight very gradually and may not seek medical attention.  Fortunately, there are methods for early detection, available at Eye Specialists of Santa Barbara.  Call today to schedule a glaucoma screening exam.

Treatment

At Eye Specialists of Santa Barbara, we employ the latest technology for early detection of glaucoma, including the most efficient visual field device and the most advanced optic nerve imaging.   We offer evidenced-based medical therapies, as well as the most advanced surgical techniques, to give you every advantage in maintaining and preserving your vision.  Dr. Jacobson will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Dr. Jacobson is always clear and thorough.  I fully trust him and would recommend him.

Joe

Far and away the most positive and productive medical experience I have had lately.

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Dr. Jacobson is personable, clear, direct, and highly competent. He answers every question. His staff is courteous and personable. His diagnostic equipment is state-of-the-art. I wouldn’t go to anyone else (I’ve seen him 3 times in the last 18 mos.).

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Wonderful doctor.  Looking forward to a long patient/doctor relationship.

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