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WHO IS AT RISK OF GLAUCOMA, IT SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS ~ INN Nigeria

Dec 14, 2020 ,

Just like we have blood pressure, we also have eye pressure,when it’s high it damages the nerves that carry visual impulses to the brain causing GLAUCOMA.

Glaucoma can cause blindness in a matter of weeks, months or years if left untreated Glaucoma results in peripheral (or side) vision loss initially, and the effect can be like looking through a tube or into a narrow tunnel

Normal Vision’ – ‘Glaucoma Vision’

Who is at risk? People with the following Experiences

1.Have high eye pressure

2.Blacks or Asians

3.Are over 50

4.Are shortsighted or longsighted

5.Use steroid drugs for long periods

6.Have diabetes

7.Have high or low blood pressure

8.Have migraine headaches

9.Have had an eye operation or eye injury

SYMPTOMS

Most people with glaucoma have few to no symptoms until sight is damaged, however,these may be seen

1.Loss of peripheral or side vision

2.Blurry vision

3.Eye pain

4.Eye redness

5.Headaches

6.Halos around lights

7.Dilated pupil

8.Nausea and vomiting

9.Light sensitivity

TREATMENT

1.Drugs to reduce eye pressure
2. Surgery

Glaucoma can be treated, but it is not curable. The damage to the optic nerve from glaucoma cannot be reversed.

However, lowering the eye pressure can help prevent further damage to the optic nerve and vision loss.

PREVENTION

1.Regular eye exam

2.Regular exercise

3.Wear eye protection

4.Control your blood sugar and pressure

6.Avoid eye injuries

7.Avoid head-down position

8.Dont abuse steriods

9.Sleep in the right position

10.Wear sunglasses

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