What is Glaucoma??
Glaucoma is a progressive blinding disease. It affects 1.5 to 2% of people over 40 ys old and is one of the main causes of irreversible vision loss worldwide
When the pressure inside the eye increases, the optic nerve fibers are progressively affected. As the optic nerve is the link between the eye and brain to transmit images to see, when it is affected: the brain will not see the images and the patient will have many areas in his field of vision missing
Am I At Risk of Glaucoma??
Risk increases if:
You have a family member with glaucoma
If your age above 40
If you are African, Hispanic, or Asian
If you have refractive error as myopia(nearsightedness) or hyperope(farsightedness)
If you had an eye injury
If you took some drugs as Steroids for a long period
If your cornea is thinner than normal
If you have Diabetes Miletus, Migraine, High blood pressure
Beware Glaucoma Can Occur in Children
What are Glaucoma Symptoms?
Glaucoma may progress slowly and usually without any symptoms. Many people are not aware they have the condition until they have significant vision loss. Initially, glaucoma affects peripheral or side vision, but it can advance to central vision loss. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to significant vision loss in both eyes, and may even lead to blindness.
Less commonly glaucoma attack may occur. Patient may have severe eye pain, nausea, redness in the eye, seeing halos or colored rings around lights and blurred vision. This is an emergency condition in which severe vision loss can occur quickly; You should see your doctor immediately.
The Battle Against Glaucoma
As Glaucoma is a chronic progressive disease, So your will a have a journey of controlling and following the disease in your whole life.
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We will start by comprehensive eye examination during which all eye structure are being evaluated. We will measure your vision, pressure of your eyes, examining your retina and optic nerves, examining the anterior segment of your eyes and the angle of filtration of the aqueous humor; the eye water.
We will investigate your corneal thickness -Pachymetry- as people with thinner corneas are at an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
Then we will do Visual field Testing to check if your visual field has been affected by glaucoma. In This test we will measure the sensitivity of different parts of your retina both centrally and peripherally by knowing the dimmest light you can see by each point of your retina
Photography of the retina and the optic nerve also will be done together with measurement of the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness by a machine called OCT
We aim in diagnosis and follow up of your condition at controlling the pressure in your eyes and halting or minimizing the damaging effect of glaucoma
The main goal is to control the pressure inside eye and prevent its fluctuations
All treatment protocols are aimed at Stop or minimizing progression of the glaucoma disease i.e. stop or minimizing the optic nerve damage and vision loss
Glaucoma management usually starts by prescribing eye drops that help to lower the eye pressure
One or more eye drops should be used on daily basis to control the disease
Lasers can be used by many means to decrease the amount of fluid your eyes make or to increase its drainage
Laser treatment can be done many times and aimed at decreasing number of eye drops you put every day
If your eye pressure is not controlled by laser and/or drops so surgical option is the choice.
We will do an new way for the excess of your eye fluid to go outside so decreasing the pressure inside
Some drainage devices can be used. They are pressure sensitive devices that are implanted on your eyes to control the pressure inside the eye
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