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Ways To Know You Have Glaucoma And How To Treat The Condition

To diagnose glaucoma, your ophthalmologist will need to carry out an extensive eye assessment. They'll check for indications of crumbling, including loss of nerve tissue. They may likewise utilize at least one of these accompanying tests and systems: 

Detailed Medical History 

Your doctor will need to know what side effects you've been encountering and if you have any personal or family background of glaucoma. They'll likewise request an overall wellbeing appraisal to decide whether some other medical issue might be affecting your eye wellbeing, for example, diabetes or hypertension. 

Tonometry Test 

This class of tests measures your eye's inner strain or pressure. 

Pachymetry Test 

Individuals with thin corneas have an increased danger of experiencing glaucoma. A pachymetry test can let your doctor know if your corneas are more slender than normal. 

Perimetry Test 

This test, otherwise called a visual field test, can let your doctor know if glaucoma is influencing your vision by estimating your peripheral, or side, vision and your focal vision. 

Checking Your Optic Nerve 

Assuming your doctor needs to screen for steady changes to your optic nerve, they might take photos of your optic nerve to carry out a one next to the other examination over the long run. 

Treatment of glaucoma

The objective of glaucoma treatment is to decrease IOP to stop any extra visual loss. Commonly, your medical doctor will start treatment with medicine eye drops. If these medications don't work or further developed treatment is required, your doctor might propose one of the following medicines: 


A few drugs intended to lessen IOP are accessible. These drugs are accessible as eye drops or pills, however the drops are more normal. Your doctor or healthcare physician might endorse one or a blend of these. 


In the event that a hindered or slow channel is causing expanded IOP, your doctor might recommend a surgery to make a waste way for fluid or obliterate tissues that are responsible for the increase in fluid. 

Treatment for angle-closure glaucoma is unique. This kind of glaucoma is a health related crisis and requires prompt treatment to reduce eye tension as fast as possible. Prescriptions are typically endeavored first, to switch the angle-closure, however this might not be successful. A laser method called laser peripheral iridotomy may likewise be performed. This system makes little openings in your iris to allow for increase in movement of the fluid.

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