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Glaucoma

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Description
Glaucoma is the eye’s inability to withstand its own fluid pressure. This fluid pressure damages the optic nerve (which links the eye and the brain), causing visual losses peripherally, centrally and with no treatment can result in total blindness. Glaucoma is painless and only detected when advanced, so regular screening is essential.

Causes
Glaucoma is caused by raised pressure in the eye, influenced by factors such as age, genetics and ancestry/race.

Treatment
Treatment includes management of the fluid pressure in the eye with the use of drops and in advanced cases, perhaps filtration surgery.

Our new glaucoma screening machine (the Zeiss Gdx polametry laser) ensures that we can diagnose glaucoma earlier and start treatment before any vision loss occurs. For more information, please click here.

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