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Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma is damage to your eye's optic nerve which is usually caused by pressure build up in the fluid of the eye. It tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. 

Symptoms

Seeing halos around lights, vision loss, redness in the eye, eye that looks hazy, nausea or vomiting, eye pain, narrowed vision (tunnel vision)

Diagnosis

The doctor will diagnose via conducting thorough vision assessment test, checking optic nerve, conducting tonometry test to check intra-ocular pressure, measuring central corneal thickness and taking fundus exam, Requesting visual fields and OCT investigations 

Treatment

At Laser Vision Centre, treatment is performed via Eye Drops that reduce the formation of fluid in the eye or increase its outflow OR YAG laser which either increase the flow of the fluid from the eye or stop fluid blockage depending on the type of Glaucoma you have OR Microsurgery (if required) in a procedure called trabeculectomy where the doctor creates a new channel to drain the fluid and ease eye pressure. The procedure takes 5 minutes, and recovery time is one week. Lost vision can’t be restored it's important to detect it earlier on. However, lowering eye pressure can help preserve the sight you have.