What is the first sign of Glaucoma?
Loss of peripheral or side vision There may be gradual loss of vision in some cases Severe eye pain, headache, with nausea and vomiting, red eyes and hazy cornea with marked loss or vision may be seen in acute attack of angle closure Glaucoma.
What happens if you have Glaucoma?
Glaucoma occurs due to increase in the pressure of the eye which leads to optic nerve damage. if this is not treated timely then it can lead to permanent blindness.
Can Glaucoma be stopped?
Glaucoma if detected early can be slowed by taking anti glaucoma medications. Surgery may be needed if anti glaucoma medications fail to control the IOP and optic nerve damage.
However, if detected in late stages then it may be difficult to preserve the vision.
How quickly does glaucoma progress?
Untreated acute glaucoma can cause irreversible loss of vision. Chronic glaucoma if left untreated results in gradual loss of vision. However, timely detection and prompt treatment gives very good results and is vision saving.
What is the root cause of glaucoma ?
The root cause of glaucoma is elevated intraocular pressure which causes permanent optic nerve damage.
Can glaucoma be caused by stress?
There appears no direct relation between stress and Glaucoma.
What age do you get glaucoma?
It usually occurs above the age of 40. However, it may also occur in young adults, infants and kids. It occurs in African Americans at a younger age and causes more vision loss.
How can I lower me eye pressure naturally?
Eating a healthy diet, exercises, limiting caffeine intake and taking prescribed medications.
Can you live a normal life with Glaucoma?
Yes, if detected on time, the quality of life remains good on antiglaucoma treatment. Even in advanced cases, visual rehabilitation can be achieved by low vision aids.
Is watching TV bad for glaucoma?
No. watching TV is not bad for glaucoma. Using your eyes doesn’t do any harm.
Does high blood pressure cause glaucoma?
High BP has been linked to Ocular Hypertension ( elevated IOP)
which may be a precursor of Glaucoma.
Glaucoma surgery cost
The cost of glaucoma surgery in India is around 1500- 2000 USD.