What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that can severely damage the optic nerve. This nerve serves as the conduit for transmitting visual information from the retina, which is the light-sensitive layer of the eye, to the brain where it is perceived as an image. Essentially, the retina acts as the camera film, where light is focused and converted into usable data.
How to detect Glaucoma?
Whilst Glaucoma is thought to be ‘eye pressure’ test, it clearly is not. Around 50% of Glaucoma patient have normal pressures and others have raised eye pressure but no other signs of Glaucoma-they are Ocular Hypertensive patients.
The more challenging ones to detect are ‘Narrow-Angle’ patients, this is where the eye pressure leaves the eye, but the drainage is too narrow and may close up and typically becomes more narrower as you become older.
When you visit our advanced eye exam, we can detect all types of Glaucoma -so you can rest assure we will detect early signs and either monitor or refer onwards for treatment.
While the damage incurred from glaucoma is unfortunately irreversible, there are treatment and monitoring options that can help slow or prevent further vision loss. This is particularly true if the disease is detected during its early stages, underscoring the importance of regular check-ups.
The primary approach for managing glaucoma is centred around reducing intraocular pressure. This can be accomplished through various methods, including prescription eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, surgical interventions, or a combination of these methods.
With appropriate care and diligent adherence to recommended treatment regimens, individuals with glaucoma can help preserve their vision and quality of life.
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