Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 40 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.
Glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. In fact, half the people with glaucoma do not know they have it ! Having regular eye exams can help your ophthalmologist find this disease before you lose vision. Your ophthalmologist at our centre, can tell you how often you should be examined.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.
It happens gradually, where the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should (like a clogged drain). As a result, eye pressure builds and starts to damage the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless and causes no vision changes at first.
Some people can have optic nerves that are sensitive to normal eye pressure. This means their risk of getting glaucoma is higher than normal. Regular eye exams are important to find early signs of damage to their optic nerve.
This type happens when eye pressure builds due to structurally narrow drainage angle in the eye. This impedes the drainage of fluid out of the eye, resulting in accumulation of the fluid and resultant increase pressure in the eye. When the drainage angle gets completely blocked, eye pressure rises very quickly. This is called an acute attack. It is a true eye emergency, and you should call your ophthalmologist right away or you might go blind.
How to know if you are at risk.
The only sure way to diagnose glaucoma is with a complete eye exam. A glaucoma screening that only checks eye pressure is not enough to find glaucoma.
Glaucoma damage is permanent—it cannot be reversed. But medicine and surgery help to stop further damage. To treat glaucoma, your ophthalmologist at our centre, may use one or more of the following treatments.
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