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GLAUCOMA TREATMENT

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GLAUCOMA TREATMENT

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Glaucoma is not a straightforward concern. It refers to a group of diseases that contribute to damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a condition that cannot be cured, but it can be managed and in some cases progression can be slowed or stopped altogether. Glaucoma is categorised in three ways; primary, secondary and developmental.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT GLAUCOMA TREATMENT

Glaucoma is a very complicated disease with many varying symptoms, some of which include; pain, headaches, halos around light sources, misty vision, blurred vision, light sensitivity, coloured rings surrounding white lights, impaired vision and sight loss. Because there are a number of types of glaucoma, a series of tests will need to be carried out to confirm a diagnosis. The type of glaucoma you have will determine the appropriate treatment.

Some people are more prone to developing glaucoma than others and factors that contribute to this are; ethnicity, genetics, health conditions such as diabetes, short sightedness and low blood pressure. Once diagnosed, treatment options for glaucoma might include; eye drops, laser, trabeculectomy surgery, aqueous shunt implantation or MIGS. Your ophthalmologist at REAL will be able to help with diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma depending on your symptoms and the type of glaucoma you have.

QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED ABOUT GLAUCOMA TREATMENT

Your ophthalmologist will carry out a full health check of your eyes if you present any of the aforementioned symptoms. Because early stage glaucoma often presents no symptoms at all, it is common for signs of glaucoma to be picked up during a routine eye test at which point you would be referred for more exploratory testing.

The aim of all treatments for the onset of glaucoma are to preserve sight. Medical intervention has progressed rapidly over recent years, and there are many ways in which we can help mitigate the symptoms of and slow the progress of, glaucoma. It is even possible to stop it in its tracks and halt further progression of glaucoma. It is true that there is a possibility that blindness could be the final outcome of glaucoma, although treatment has been developed to lower the pressure in your eyes and prevent damage to the optic nerve. Treatment for glaucoma has a high success rate and the earlier glaucoma is detected, the more optimistic the prognosis.

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