Glaucoma refers to a group of eye illnesses that damage the optic nerve, which is necessary for clear vision. This damage are frequently caused by abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in those over the age of 60.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged. Over time, it worsens. It's frequently linked to an increase in intraocular pressure. Intraocular pressure, or the pressure inside the eye, can harm the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. Glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or perhaps total blindness within a few years if the damage increases. The majority of persons with glaucoma do not experience any early signs or pain.
As a result, visiting an ophthalmology clinic on a frequent basis can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma before a long-term visual loss occurs. It is impossible to restore vision after it has been lost. Lowering eye pressure, on the other hand, can aid to preserve residual vision. The majority of glaucoma patients who adhere to their treatment plan and have frequent eye exams are in good health.
Your doctor will go over your medical history with you and do a thorough eye check. Our Eye Specialist conducts a variety of tests, including:
Glaucoma can't be reversed once it's started. Treatment and regular examinations, on the other hand, can help decrease or prevent vision loss, especially if the disease is caught early.
Reduced eye pressure is used to treat glaucoma (intraocular pressure). Prescription eyedrops, oral drugs, laser treatment, surgery, or a combination of these may be available depending on your situation.