Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve which lead to loss of vision and even blindness over time. This can be detected through comprehensive eye exam. The people who are more prone to this eye problem are those with diabetes. It may also be inherited and may not show up until later in life.
Glaucoma treatments include medicines, laser trabeculoplasty, conventional surgery, or a combination of any of these. Be sure to take your medicine if you’re on it and always follow the procedure and instruction of your doctor. It might save vision but sadly, this may not improve your eye sight affected by Glaucoma. Remember, that this disorder cannot be cured. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. Know the facts about Glaucoma with this infographic from Ottawa Eye Clinic.