The most important reason for the characterization of glaucoma as an insidious disease is; in the advanced stages of loss of vision. This disease can be seen in every age group as well as in newborn babies.
Early detection of glaucoma and the initiation of treatment in no time is of great importance for preserving vision. If not treated early, the result will result in permanent loss of vision.
As glaucoma, regular examinations are required once a year to protect itself from diseases that are advanced in advanced stages and which have high levels of damage to the eye, or to start treatment without delay.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an insidious disease that can result in loss of vision if not diagnosed and treated early. For this reason, eye tension should be checked every year as a regular eye examination. Glocom is a term used for a series of conditions in which visual nerve damage occurs. The main reason of glaucoma is the high pressure in the eye. In cases where the visual nerve is impaired, tissue weakness or structural defects are seen, the vision nerve may become more sensitive to pressure and damage may occur without increasing pressure.
Factors Increasing the Risk of Glaucoma
Family history of glaucoma (genetic predisposition)
Being over 35 years old
Severe anemia or shocks
High-low systemic blood pressure (body tension)
Long-term cortisone treatment
People with these features are more likely to have glaucoma than normal, so it is appropriate for them to have regular eye examinations for early detection of damage to the vision nerve.
How is it diagnosed?
High-tech examination devices are used to determine whether eye pressure is observed and damage to the vision nerve. Our glaucoma physicians who review the data of these devices plan the patient’s treatment process. These; visual field, visual nerve and nerve fiber analysis, OCT (optic nerve tomography), HRT (nerve fiber analysis) devices.
What are the Symptoms ?
Headaches that became apparent in the morning,
Blurred vision from time to time,
Light rings around the lights at night,
Pain around the eyes, watching television
Intraocular pressure is increased due to inability of the intraocular fluid to be released in the eye and necessary for the feeding of the eye. Rising intraocular pressure also damages eye nerve cells