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17 September 2018Why you shouldn't worry about Glaucoma - Part 3

Who is at risk of glaucoma?

Well, anyone really. But it's more likely if you have a family history of it, if you're over 60, if you are of African origin and it's more likely if you have diabetes. 

Approximately 5% of people over 65 have glaucoma. 

Here are some links to useful information.

https://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions-z-eye-conditions/glaucoma

 

13 August 2018Why you shouldn't worry about Glaucoma - Part 2

So, should we or shouldn't we worry about Glaucoma?

The main reason we hear so much about Glaucoma is because, in the vast majority of cases there are no symptoms. And if it goes untreated it can have a devastating effect on your eye sight. We can control it, but not if we don't know it's there.

And yet it's so easy to pick up with simple, non-invasive tests that are part of any regular eye examination.

*NEVER MISS AN EYE TEST*

For more information or to find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696. 
I look forward to seeing you soon.

Ann

Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians

16 July 2018Why you shouldn't worry about Glaucoma - Part 1

I've had a few clients worried about Glaucoma recently. It's been in the news a lot, which might explain that.

Here's some informations about this common cause of sight loss and why we shouldn't worry too much.

With Glaucoma vision is damaged because the delicate optic nerve at the back of your eye is damaged. Usually due to high pressure inside your eye (which is unrelated to High Blood Pressure). Glaucoma can be treated but it can't be cured - yet!

Treatments involve bringing the eye pressure down, usually with regular eye drops or a small operation in stubborn cases.

In the next instalment I'll discuss why we should be worrying about Glaucoma.

For more information or to find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Ann

Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians

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