Canyon View Family Eye Care

Dr. Karl Czirr

  • 4309 W 27th Place Ste. B102, Kennewick, WA 99338
  • | 509-737-2010

Glaucoma Detection

There are certain risk factors for every disease. Glaucoma is no different. Those at highest risk for developing glaucoma are: those over 50 years of age, those who have a family history of glaucoma, are diabetic, have taken steroid medications for a long time, are highly nearsighted, or are of African-American descent. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, but can be controlled if detected early. We cannot over-emphasize the urgency to schedule an appointment for your glaucoma test today. 50% of people who presently have glaucoma are undiagnosed. 30% of those have eye pressures that are normal making it more difficult to detect this condition by conventional tests. We employ several new technologies that allow us to more easily monitor changes due to eye disease and we use these to educate you, the patient, about your specific visual conditions.  Those new technologies include the RAPDx pupil testing machine, the OCT which measures the nerve fiber layer of the eyes very precisely, and a Visual Field test which determines the affect glaucoma may be having upon your eyes.