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How is Glaucoma detected?

Detection of glaucoma is accomplished simply through a complete eye exam which includes the following:

  • Best correctable vision is ascertained.
  • The eye pressure or intraocular pressure is measured.
  • Pachymetry or corneal thickness is measured. This is an important measurement which must be done for more accurate eye pressure evaluation.
  • The eye is dilated to assess the most important structure in glaucoma detection the optic nerve. The nerve is carefully examined to determine if any abnormality or suspicion of abnormality is present. In addition, the retina and macula (the central part of the retina) is examined as well.
  • Visual field testing is done in order to measure the side vision of the eye. As described earlier, glaucoma initially affects the side vision so assessing this area of vision is crucial.
  • Computerized optic nerve imaging. There are several devices currently available to assess the optic nerve. They are the Heidelberg, the GDx and the OCT. Each of theses uses a different method to evaluate the optic nerve. This information is helpful because they are a separate and independent tool to further assess the optic nerve.
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Routine Glaucoma Screenings, Glaucoma Testing in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one is at risk for developing glaucoma, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for a simple glaucoma screening. Glaucoma testing is a preventative measure that can help preserve your precious eyesight!


2625 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 208
Burbank, CA. 91505
Phone: 818-845-3557
Fax: 818-845-1916

Sherman Oaks
13320 Riverside Drive, Suite 114
Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423
Phone: 818-501-3937
Fax: 818-980-0651

Beverly Hills
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 852W
Beverly Hills, CA. 90212
Phone: 866-273-3327
Fax: 818-845-1916

South Pasadena
1936 Huntington Drive, Suite A
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone: 626-795-9793
Fax: 626-795-0121