Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Is an eye disease for which a cure has not yet been discovered? It can affect anyone of any age and is a serious condition because it can lead to blindness.

Glaucoma is where vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve which is usually associated with high pressure inside the eye. The loss of sight is usually gradual and a considerate amount of peripheral (side) vision may be lost before there is any awareness of any problem. Our state of the art OCT scanning and a Visual Fields testing allows us to screen for Glaucoma.

Risk Factors:

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Past injuries to the eye
  • Other eye diseases
  • High eye pressure
  • Near sighted or Myopic

Treatment:

Eye drops, Oral Medication, and or surgery are used to treat the different types of Glaucoma. An ophthalmologist can decide which treatment option is best suited to you. The Right Sight Optometrist is available to co-manage with your specialist to ensure your glaucoma is being carefully managed & to help minimise the impact on your lifestyle.