Glaucoma is a progressive, irreversible disease of the eye that damages your optic nerve. It is the second leading cause of blindness in the world and affects 1 in 200 people aged under 50, and 1 in 10 of those over 80.
The damage is often caused by a build-up of pressure of the fluid behind your eye. It is important to have regular eye examinations as one person may develop nerve damage at a relatively low pressure, whereas another may have a relatively high pressure for many years and never develop any damage.
If the condition is detected early enough, it is possible to slow down the progression with medical and surgical treatment.
Our optometrists use our state-of-the-art technology to detect early stages of glaucoma and monitor its progress.
It is highly recommended to get screened for glaucoma as part of your regular eye check, as the earlier it’s detected the more sight you can maintain.