Glaucoma - who is at risk and how serious is it?
What is glaucoma?
Coping with your diagnosis
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In addition to taking your eye drops, there are a number of
other steps you can take that may help you gain better control of
Few people worry about going blind, but anyone can get glaucoma. It's deceptive because there are no symptoms in the early stages of the condition.When it comes to keeping your glaucoma under control, remember that you're in charge of preserving your sight and are central to the team of people working to help control your eye pressure.Remembering to treat your condition every day may help you to avoid vision loss and blindness. Don't skip hospital follow-up appointments. And whether or not you've been diagnosed with glaucoma, be proactive about getting your eyes tested by your optometrist.
If your glaucoma is not successfully controlled by eye drops, then you may be offered laser therapy or surgery.Laser therapyLasers are used to treat both open and closed angle glaucomas, with different lasers and different techniques used according to need.Eye surgeryA variety of operations are carried out in glaucoma to improve the eye's draining system or to stop your eye producing as much fluid.
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