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GLAUCOMA IS the leading cause of blindness worldwide. The best way to prevent or slow vision loss associated with glaucoma is with early detection. It’s imperative to follow recommended guidelines for routine eye exams because anyone can be at risk for developing glaucoma, and there are often few warning signs.
In order to maintain healthy vision, the eye must properly regulate pressure in the eye by draining excess fluid. Glaucoma occurs when the eye cannot sufficiently drain aqueous fluid, causing increased pressure in the eye and irreversible damage to the optic nerve. Damage to the optic nerve can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness.
Often referred to as ‘the sneak thief of sight’, glaucoma often has no early symptoms or warning signs. Vision loss associated with glaucoma can be gradual and may go unnoticed, as it slowly affects your vision. The best way to detect glaucoma is during annual eye exams with an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Although vision loss associated with glaucoma is irreversible, early detection of glaucoma can slow the progression of the disease and prevent vision loss if properly treated. There is currently no cure for glaucoma. However, common treatments includes the use of drops and laser treatments
Make a resolution for healthy vision! Visit one of our offices today in Mandeville, Montego Bay, Frome, Santa Cruz, Sav-la-Mar or Rose Hall and get tested.