Frequent consultations with the ophthalmologist help in the early diagnosis of glaucoma and to avoid irreversible damage that the disease causes.
No! Unfortunately, there is still no developed technique that can revert the glaucoma picture, because it is a chronic condition that needs medical monitoring for the rest of your life. Therefore, it is necessary to start treatment as soon as possible, to avoid total loss of vision.
Glaucoma occurs when there are changes in the optic nerve, which lead to a process of damage to nerve fibers present in the eyeball, which ends up resulting in a reduction in the person’s visual ability.
In general, glaucoma can arise in 4 possible ways:
Congenital: the person has had glaucoma since birth, due to genetic malformation, however the signs are usually noticeable between 3 and 5 years of age.
Acute Primary: it affects the patient in an unexpected way causing the vision to become suddenly blurred, the most common symptoms are the increase of intraocular pressure in a fast and painful way, and redness in the region.
Chronic Primary: is the most common type of glaucoma among those who have the disease. In this case, the intraocular pressure will evolve over time, until it reaches an advanced stage (if it is not treated early) in which there is total loss of vision.
Secondary: some trauma that affects the eyes (cataracts, macular degeneration) or systemic diseases (diabetes), in addition to the use of corticosteroid drugs, such as eye drops.
There are treatments that can help control eye pressure, to alleviate symptoms and prevent major complications to the patient’s health.
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