Monday, 26 October 2015

Glaucoma- An Overview

Glaucoma is a medical condition that causes damage or harm to one’s eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. It tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, known as intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma can cause permanent loss of vision. Also, without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years. Because most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain from this increased pressure, it is important to see your eye doctor regularly so that glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated before long-term visual loss occurs.

Glaucoma in adolescents is similar to glaucoma in adults. Glaucoma in children of all ages is rare, unlike adult chronic glaucoma, which is relatively common. Glaucoma affects roughly 1 in 2000 children. In older children the eye responds to increased intraocular pressure in a manner similar to adults. Unlike younger children there is no increase in the size of the eye and the cornea does not become cloudy. Thus the onset of glaucoma in these children is much more likely to be asymptomatic. Centre for Sight provides eye doctor and glaucoma specialist for the treatment of glaucoma across the nation. Besides that, services for cataract treatment, LASIK and other eye care specialties are also available at all the outlets.  

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