During World Glaucoma Week (March 11 – 17, 2018), make a commitment to get a complete eye exam, including eye dilation, and reach out to your family members and encourage them to also get screened. With increased awareness, early diagnosis and timely intervention, vision loss caused due to glaucoma can be prevented.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive vision loss. But with timely diagnosis and treatment, the loss of vision can be prevented.
- 1 Here are five common facts that you should know about glaucoma.
- 1.1 #1 Anyone can develop glaucoma
- 1.2 #2 Getting a comprehensive eye exam is the only way to catch glaucoma
- 1.3 #3 Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve
- 1.4 #4 Once glaucoma damages your optic nerve, lost vision cannot be restored
- 1.5 #5 Eye pressure is a major risk factor for glaucoma
Here are five common facts that you should know about glaucoma.
#1 Anyone can develop glaucoma
Though the condition is more common in people over 45 years and who have a family history of glaucoma
#2 Getting a comprehensive eye exam is the only way to catch glaucoma
People generally experience no symptoms during glaucoma. Therefore, individuals who are at higher risk are advised to get their eyes examined regularly. Timely diagnosis can prevent any loss of vision caused due to glaucoma.
#3 Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve
The optic nerve carries visual information to your brain. Glaucoma damages the nerve cells which disrupts the flow of visual information.
#4 Once glaucoma damages your optic nerve, lost vision cannot be restored
Only early detection combined with treatment can slow or stop glaucoma progression.
#5 Eye pressure is a major risk factor for glaucoma
However, not every person with increased eye pressure will develop glaucoma.
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