Our eyes are one of our greatest senses as human beings and can sometimes be taken for granted. Our eyes help us navigate through life on a daily basis and allow us to experience sights and wonders that are often unimaginable. Without our eyes we would not be able to see the outside world and experience the things in life that are so precious.
We want to ensure we take every precaution to ensure we are guarded and protected against glaucoma, a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve therefore impairing the connection of the eye to the brain. In most instances glaucoma begins with a subtle impairment to individuals’ peripheral vision followed a greater vision loss and sometimes blindness if the glaucoma is left untreated. Generally glaucoma is the result of the eyes being exposed to high pressure but this is not always the case.
If you have reduced vision, excess fluid build up in your eye or have a history of glaucoma in your family it is important to monitor your symptoms and ensure you take necessary precautions in order to avoid developing glaucoma and putting your eyes at risk.
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This article is provided as an information resource and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified ophthalmologist. In all cases, contact your ophthalmologist for advice on any matter referenced in this document before making any decisions.