Effects Of Untreated Glaucoma?
Hello, sorry.. I read an article about glaucoma if the consequence is an incurable disease, routine treatment can only reduce pressure due to fluid.. then how is the patient’s condition for the continuation? Should I continue to take medication or not? Then whether treatment can prevent blindness?rnrnThank you..
Hello, thanks for your question.
Glaucoma is a type of visual impairment characterized by damage to the optic nerve caused by increased eye pressure. Increased eye pressure occurs because the eyeball fluid (aqueous humor) cannot flow properly. One of the functions of eye fluid is to maintain the shape and pressure of the eyeball.
Glaucoma, which has caused damage to the optic nerve, cannot be completely treated and completely restores normal vision. Glaucoma treatment needs to be continued to prevent the severity of symptoms by reducing eye pressure. Glaucoma treatment that is not continued will worsen the condition of eye damage to the point of blindness.
Treatment for glaucoma varies, ranging from eye drops, medications taken, laser procedures to surgical procedures. Treatment steps are taken based on examinations that have been carried out by an ophthalmologist.
Because eye nerve damage due to glaucoma cannot be completely treated, glaucoma must be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Here are some risk factors for glaucoma that should be considered:
Aged over 60 years. Have had an eye injury or have had eye surgery. Have been diagnosed with ocular hypertension (high eye pressure). Suffering from other diseases of the eye. Family history of glaucoma. Suffering from sickle cell anemia, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease. Estrogen deficiency at an early age. The following article matches your question at https://www.HealthReplies.com/glaucoma
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