What is it?
Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve of your eye and will only proceed to worsen over time if not treated. As such, early diagnosis and management are vital to preserving your eyesight. People have lost their sight completely from glaucoma a year after being diagnosed.
Who can contract it?
Most commonly, the condition is inherited and does not begin to show signs until later in life. If you are over 40 years of age and have a family history of the condition, you should see us for an eye exam as soon as possible.
There are three common glaucoma treatments available:
- Eye drops
- Laser surgery
Depending on what you are comfortable with and how far your glaucoma has progressed, we will discuss with you which of the above options is the wisest course of action for you.