Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a category of diseases that damages the optic nerve impacting a person's eye sight which can ultimately lead to blindness if not treated. If diagnosed in time and treated the chances of saving your eye sight are dramatically increased. Although Glaucoma is indiscriminate and can impact anyone there are some people who are at higher risk. For instance, the people listed below are more susceptible;

What Causes Glaucoma?

Several studies have illustrated that eye pressure build up is a major contributing factor and risk of developing Glaucoma. Pressure build up can be caused from a variety of offenders ranging from fluid build up within the eye because it is unable to flow properly or from blood pressure related issues.

Some symptoms may include:

It is important to note that in some cases there are no symptoms that present themselves.

How is Glaucoma Treated?

If any of the above symptoms present themselves it is important to consult your doctor immediately. Your doctor may dilate your eye and run some tests to measure the cornea and pressure inside the eye, test your vision at different distances, and test how your peripheral vision is.
These test may include the following:

If you are diagnosed with Glaucoma there are various treatments available depending on the progression of the infliction.
Some of these treatments may include:

Below are more comprehensive articles, and reports regarding Glaucoma


Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says
glaucoma


Using fluorescent dye that sticks to the cells about to die in the retina might be able to spot glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear. This study however, is still in its infancy and requires more research and testing.


Glaucoma
glaucoma


An in depth overview of Glaucoma, its causes, treatments and symptoms by the University Of Maryland. Find out what to look out for and learn about the various treatments available.




CONTACT LENS KING BLOG

Want to learn about eye care and beauty tips that instantly make you look flawless? Get the deets in our blog newsletter!



Facebook Twitter rss feed
YouTube Google Plus vimeo

ABOUT OUR EYE CARE
& BEAUTY BLOG

Contact Lens King created this blog as an extension to their online store in an effort to facilitate the access of eye care information. This eye care blog provides a large array of topics ranging from lifestyle and healthy living to new technologies emerging in the industry. Subscribe and stay current on new research and articles.


Contact Lens King Logo

RECENT POSTS

Color Blind Test


Red-Green Color Blindness: Protanomaly, Deuteranomaly and Deuteranopia


5 Halloween Contacts That Will Complete Your Costume


Color Blindness | Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment


WHAT CAUSES STRABISMUS?



More Reading

All About Vision
American Optometric Association
Prevent Blindness


Where to Buy

Contact Lenses
Reading Glasses
Contact Lens Solution