When the optic nerves of the eyes get damaged progressively over time, due to pressure on the eyes, the condition is known as glaucoma. These nerves transmit images to the brain. While this condition does not have any obvious symptoms in its early stages, pain and pressure become more apparent later.
HOW IS GLAUCOMA DIAGNOSED?
Glaucoma is detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam that includes the following:
• Visual acuity test..
• Visual field test.
• Dilated eye exam.
HOW IS GLAUCOMA TREATED?
The treatment of the condition will be done with the help of medicated eye drops that will lower the pressure on the eyes while more severe cases will have to go through a laser trabeculoplasty.
DID YOU KNOW?
One must see a doctor in the very beginning to ensure that blindness does not occur.