GLAUCOMA OVERVIEW

We help to maintain vision through regular VisionSafe Eye Checks

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Are you over 40 and haven’t had a comprehensive eye check done in the last year? A VisionSafe Eye Check can spot signs of glaucoma before you notice them

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an older age condition which comes on gradually resulting in irreversible damage to the optic nerve head which is the part of the eye which sends visual information to the brain. Glaucoma can result in permanent visual impairment in some patients.

What are the risk factors for Glaucoma?

The risk factors for glaucoma are

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Increased intraocular pressure (but this is not always the case)

Other risk factors include being highly short-sighted, being long-sighted, experiencing migraine, Raynauds, sleep apnoea, using steroid medication long term, and certain medications.

At a Glance

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Glaucoma treatment