What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is caused by increase of fluid pressure inside the eye, leading to the damage of the optic nerve and will result in permanent loss of vision.

Glaucoma Causes

  • People whom are Far-sighted or near-sighted
  • Have had serious eye injury
  • Long-term use of steroid medication
  • Have diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation or other health problems affecting the whole body
  • Hereditary
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Glaucoma Signs and Symptoms​

Open-angle glaucoma

  • Patchy blind spots in your side (peripheral) or central vision, frequently in both eyes
  • Tunnel vision in the advanced stages

Acute angle-closure glaucoma

  • Severe headache
  • Eye pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Eye redness

Glaucoma Treatment

Treatment for open-angle glaucoma are:

  • Eyedrops (long term)
  • Surgery or laser (to improve drainage)

Treatment for acute angle-clousure glaucoma are:

  • Laser (enhance the drainage)
  • Eyedrops
  • Lens extraction surgery

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