What is glaucoma?
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Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.
It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.
The fundus images above shows the damage caused by glaucoma to the optic disc.
Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is not a preventable disease, but with an early diagnosis, it is possible to stop vision loss due to glaucoma. Therefore, experts recommend regular eye screening starting from the age December 45-50, when the risk is higher.
In which age group is it seen?
Glaucoma can be seen in every age group. The risk of developing glaucoma disease increases at an advanced age. It has been observed that people over the age of 40 who have blood pressure, diabetes, and vascular diseases in their family are more susceptible to glaucoma
How often should people at risk of glaucoma be examined?
Since glaucoma disease does not give very serious noticeable symptoms, it is recommended that people with risk factors under age should be checked every 3 years. If you are over the age of 40, a check-up is required every 2 years.
Glaucoma Screening with EyeCheckup:
With EyeCheckup, which is supported by Artificial Intelligence, you can easily have an eye scan and prevent vision loss that may occur due to glaucoma with early diagnosis. EyeCheckup diagnoses many eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy early, so it can be referred to a doctor.
The treatment of glaucoma disease is treated with drops that serve to lower intraocular pressure. Intraocular pressure can also be reduced by surgical operation or laser.