New York City laser eye surgeon Sandra Belmont, MD, FACS, realizes that it can be scary to hear that you have this progressive disease, but she wants you to know that you are not alone. Over 2 million Americans have glaucoma, in one form or another. (As many as 50 percent of these individuals may not know it.) Glaucoma cannot be cured completely, but Dr. Belmont can help you manage it.
If left untreated, however, glaucoma can lead to a complete loss of vision. That is why it is critical to keep all your annual eye exam appointments and contact Belmont Eye Center if you think you might have glaucoma. The best way to minimize the vision loss that can occur as a result of glaucoma is to get an early diagnosis and start treating the condition quickly.