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Glaucoma Destroying People’s Vision

Glaucoma - Ananthaksha Super Speciality Eye Hospital | Nelamangala

Glaucoma is a condition that can affect the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for transmitting information to the brain, which allows you to see and use your eyesight. Increased pressure inside of your eye can damage this nerve, causing visual problems such as blurred vision or tunnel vision.

There are no symptoms of glaucoma, so it's hard to diagnose until something goes wrong with your vision due to increased pressure inside of your eyeball (ocular hypertension). If you notice any changes in appearance or function of either one or both eyes—such as seeing halos around lights at night, having difficulty focusing on close objects at distance after reading/writing lettering etc.—you should talk with an eye care professional right away!

The damage can be caused by increased pressure inside of your eye, or by any number of other factors. For example, if you have had cataract surgery or glaucoma surgery and then develop glaucoma again, it may be that the new disease process has started in the same place as before.

Glaucoma is a disease that occurs when your eye's fluid pressure increases to high levels. The increased fluid pressure damages the optic nerve and can cause vision loss if left untreated.

Although there are no symptoms, glaucoma can cause mild to moderate discomfort. Patients with glaucoma may experience painless loss of peripheral vision or blurred images in their field of vision (called “blending”). It also may feel like you have sand or grit pressing on your eyes during times when they're not open fully; this sensation is called dry eye syndrome because it often causes blurred vision related to tears evaporating too quickly from the surface of your cornea (the clear membrane that covers most areas in the center of your eye).

There are several types of eye drops that can be used to treat glaucoma. Some eye drops help to slow down the progression of the disease, while others are designed to manage the symptoms and pressure in your eyes.

Eye drops such as pilocarpine and dorzolamide are only for people who have severe cases of glaucoma where surgery is not an option or would not be effective enough at controlling their condition.

Preventing glaucoma is a matter of taking care of yourself. Here are some things you can do to lower your risk:

Get regular eye exams. If you have any questions about your vision or other health problems, see an optometrist or ophthalmologist (doctor who specializes in eyes). They'll look at how well your eyes work together and check for any signs that something might be wrong with them.

Avoid smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products. Smoking increases the risk of developing glaucoma by damaging small blood vessels in the eyes, which increases pressure within these vessels over time as well as causing damage to other parts of an individual's body such as lungs and heart muscle tissue (cardiovascular disease).

Keep blood pressure under control if possible—for example, try not exceed 140/90 mmHg systolic/diastolic readings at least once every week; keep it below 120/80 mmHg systolic/diastolic readings at least once every two weeks; or maintain an average reading below 120/80 mmHg systolic/diastolic readings for more than three months consecutively without taking medication

Glaucoma is not easy to diagnose, but there are some telltale signs. The symptoms of glaucoma may be subtle and not always obvious. They can also be painless or mild, so you may need a blood test or an eye exam before your doctor knows for sure that you have the disease.


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