WHO IS AT RISK OF GLAUCOMA, IT SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS ~ INN Nigeria
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
7.Have high or low blood pressure
8.Have migraine headaches
9.Have had an eye operation or eye injury
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
6.Halos around lights
8.Nausea and vomiting
1.Drugs to reduce eye pressure
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.
1.Regular eye exam
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
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