Glaucoma – the silent thief of sight. Get your eyes checked

By Our reporter

Do you know that Glaucoma causes irreversible blindness?
Have you considered testing for your eye pressure yet?
If the entire optic nerve is destroyed, blindness results. Other symptoms usually are related to sudden increases in IOP, particularly with acute angle-closure glaucoma, and may include blurred vision, halos around lights, severe eye pain, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Are you aware that permenate vision loss is possible at a point you least expect it? Untreated acute glaucoma results in permanent vision loss. 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. You should avoid foods like baked goods such as cookies, cakes, donuts or fried items like French fries or stick margarine to steer clear from worsening your glaucoma.Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods. The goal of any treatment is to prevent loss of vision, as vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible.

Safeguard your sight

Signs and Symptoms of Possible Vision Problems
Severe, sudden eye pain,Recurrent pain in or around the eye,Hazy, blurred, or double vision, seeing flashes of light or sudden bright floating spots,Seeing rainbows or halos around lights. Seeing floating “spider webs” Seeing a “curtain coming down” over one eye.

Risk of many vision-threatening issues increases with age. Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease all increase after age 40 or even below. Treatments can help slow or stop vision loss, so regular exams can help ensure a lifetime of clear sight. Have a baseline eye exam with a full medical history.

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for this. So which hospitals are available for glaucoma screening? I have a friend that is a victim

  2. Like!! Thank you for publishing this awesome article.

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