Jefferson University Hospitals

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition characterized by increased pressure in the eye and impaired eyesight, ranging from slight vision loss to total blindness. Glaucoma is not a single disease but a group of eye diseases that have one feature in common – progressive damage to the optic nerve caused by increased pressure within the eyeball.

Early treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss. Treatments usually include prescription eye drops and/or surgery.

The esteemed ophthalmologists at Wills Eye Hospital, which is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, are experienced in treating all eye diseases and problems. Rely on our specialists to provide you with the best possible care and treatment.

Wills Eye Hospital, established nearly two centuries ago, is a specialty institution whose clinical expertise and sophistication of diagnostic and treatment procedures make it a worldwide referral center. Wills Eye Hospital is consistently rated as among the best hospitals in the nation for Ophthalmology by U.S.News & World Report.