Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve becomes damaged.
Glaucoma can affect people of all ages. It's usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it's not diagnosed and treated early. Luckily it can be picked up during Eye Examinations and especially with our OCT technology monitoring changes year to year.
Symptoms of glaucoma
Glaucoma does not usually cause any symptoms to begin with and both eyes can be affected, although it may be worse in one eye.
It tends to develop slowly over many years and affects the edges of your vision first, most people do not even know they are suffering with Glaucoma!
Early detection is vital to avoid eventual loss of sight. Treatment can include eye drops to help reduce the pressure in the eye, an operation to
If you do notice any symptoms, they might include blurred vision, or seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights.
Below are links to useful information and support to explain the different types of Glaucoma and where to find help and support.