Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK – it’s important to visit an optician who has the expertise to protect your eyes
Has one of your family members ever suffered from glaucoma? If they have, you will need to be aware that you’re more susceptible to suffer from this disease. However, even if you do not have a family history, you could still be at risk.
Glaucoma is incredibly difficult to diagnose as there are usually no symptoms at first. Most people who contract glaucoma do not notice problems until they lose part of their vision. The effects of glaucoma are often irreparable, making the early detection of this disease key to treating it successfully, while preventing visual impairment.
The only way to detect these symptoms and to ensure your vision is protected for the future is by visiting our glaucoma specialists here at EyeDeal Vision. Both Bhavita and Kalpesh have completed a specialist course which has enabled them to understand the disease in more detail. As a result, they are able to detect the smallest signs of glaucoma, as well as treat the condition in the correct way.
Bhavita and Kalpesh explain: “Your eyes produce a fluid called ‘aqueous humour’, which in some cases causes excess fluid which is unable to drain from the eye. As a result, the pressure in the eyeball increases which can affect the optic nerve and nerve fibres within the retina. If this cycle continues it could result in complete blindness.”
To prevent this from happening, a regular eye examination with either Bhavita or Kalpesh is crucial. During our eye examinations, we complete a thoroughassessment of your eye and general health, as well as specific exams especially for signs including:
- An intraocular pressure test which measures the pressure of your eyeball
- Fields test which measures the sensitivity of your peripheral vision
- 3D scan of your optic nerve system to give our opticians a detailed view of your eye
If you find out that a family member has suffered from glaucoma it’s important to pop in and let us know. We will examine your eyes thoroughly which will help to put your mind at ease. Equally, if any symptoms of glaucoma are found, we will advise you of the appropriate treatment to take.
For more information about glaucoma, including the risks and treatment options, or to book an appointment please call 020 8524 2887 today and a member of our team will be happy to help.