Glaucoma is when the nerve at the back of the eye is damaged, due to eye pressure. If it is not treated, it can slowly steal one's sight, affecting the peripheral vision first.
Glaucoma is usually treated with eye drops, but there are other treatment methods like laser and surgery that may need to be considered.
Glaucoma is when the nerve connecting the eye to the brain (the optic nerve) gets progressively damaged, usually due to rise in eye pressure. However, in a small number of individuals, it can also happen even when the eye pressure is within “normal limits”.
A family history of glaucoma makes one more likely to develop glaucoma. Certain medications like steroids can also increase the risk of developing glaucoma, as can an injury to the eye or previous eye surgery.
Most of the individuals with glaucoma do not have any symptoms, hence it especially important to have regular eye check ups.
Glaucoma is usually treated with eye drops, but there are other treatment methods like laser and surgery that may need to be considered. Please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss these options with you and determine what is best for you.