GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease which can damage your eye’s optic nerve.

The optic nerve supplies visual information to the occipital lobe from eyes.

Occipital lobe is a part of brain which is responsible for vision system.

It usually occurs when fluid create in the front part of eye. That extra fluid increases the intraocular pressure (IOP) and damage the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is a common cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can inhibit by early treatment.

Types

• Open – angle glaucoma
• Angle closure glaucoma
• Normal tension glaucoma
• Pigmentary glaucoma

Symptoms

Redness in the eye
Seeing coloured ring around the lights
Sudden blurred vision
Eye pain

Prevention

• Get regular dilated eye examination
• Take prescribe eye drops

Diagnosis

• Tonometry
• Pachymetry
• Gonioscopy
• Opthelmoscopy
• Confocal lesser scanning system

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