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GLAUCOMA

WHAT IS GLAUCOMA? Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve of the eye and can result in loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma can be classified into two main type’s: Open-angle Glaucoma Closed-angle Glaucoma The dangerous aspect of this disease is that most of the time the patient has no idea […]

WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve of the eye and can result in loss of vision and blindness.

Glaucoma can be classified into two main type’s:

  • Open-angle Glaucoma
  • Closed-angle Glaucoma

The dangerous aspect of this disease is that most of the time the patient has no idea he or she has glaucoma (until it is too late and there is permanent loss of vision that is noticeable to the patient!).

The only way of knowing you have glaucoma is by being tested by an eye specialist. Lots of things have to be looked at by the eye specialist to come to a diagnosis of glaucoma. Tests like ocular pressure, fundus examination and OCT (a special camera) plus visual fields checking your peripheral vision need to be performed.