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Glaucoma is a silent but extremely serious eye condition that negatively affects vision. It varies in degrees gradually from blind spots to losing vision altogether. What makes Glaucoma such a frightening condition is its lack of apparent symptoms to the patient.

Exploring the causes, the symptoms and the treatment of Glaucoma will help us in further understanding and dealing with the disease.
One of the most intricate and vital structures in the eye is the Optic Nerve, which carries impulses from the Retina to your brain causing you to see. Imagine your Optic Nerve getting damaged; such a misfortune would disconnect the eye and the brain, resulting in a decrease in vision, ultimately leading to blindness.

The Optic Nerve is a sensitive and vulnerable series of nerves that can easily be damaged through increased pressure in the eye. This pressure can result from a failure in regularly discharging liquid water from the eye.
Open Angle Glaucoma is the most common version of Glaucoma to adults, which can only be detected through regular professional examinations to your eye doctor.

It occurs when the eye’s liquid is not regularly drained out of the eye as fast as it is produced. This causes pressure that eventually reaches the Optic Nerve, causing damage to the impulses reaching the brain.

Aging can be an influential part of the Glaucoma disease cycle. That’s why older people are always advised to regularly visit their eye practitioner.
Glaucoma is a disease that requires care and patience in its diagnosis. It can efficiently diagnosed through a multitude of tests that include the Gonioscopy test, the Pupillary Dilation test, the Visual Field test and more.

The Pupillary Dilation is a test where the pupils are dilated through eye drops to increase the visibility of the inside of the eye. This allows the examination of the Optic nerve in search of any damage signs. In order to get the desired results, this examination must be conducted multiple times over a prolonged period of time.

The Gonioscopy test determines which kind of Glaucoma the patient might have. The Tonometry test measures the pressure inside the eye. The Visual Field test measures the area where you can see peripherally. All these tests contribute to an accurate diagnosis of the Glaucoma disease.
The Glaucoma patient can be treated in multiple ways through the guidance of a doctor. One of the treatments prescribed by doctors is eye pressure eye drops. These drops lessen the amount of liquid fluid produced. They also help the eye drain this fluid more easily.

In more severe Glaucoma cases, eye drops may not be sufficient to cure the patient. In these cases, laser surgery is conducted to help the eye drain the fluid at a more convenient rate to the eye to eliminate any pressure affecting the eye’s health.
Glaucoma is a dangerous disease, that appears to have no visible symptoms, but very serious repercussions. That’s why people who are at a higher risk of developing Glaucoma are advised to get regular check ups and professional examinations.

People with a higher tendency of developing Glaucoma include people over the age of 40, individuals who are severely myopic or people who have diabetes. The risk also might affect individuals diagnosed with hypertension, long term steroids or cortisone users. Glaucoma also has some geographical preferences, including people with African or Mediterranean descent. It can also result from genetic correlations, a serious injury or trauma to the eye or any damage to the Optic Nerve.
The eye is conceived of two chambers: the front and the back. Together these chambers work in harmony to achieve vision. In a clear healthy eye, a liquid called Aqueous Humour is produced to move continuously through the pupil from the back chamber into the front chamber. The Aqueous Humour is later discharged through the Trabecular Meshwork located at the side of the eye.

Glaucoma means the accumulation of the Aqueous Humour inside the eye’s front chamber due to its quick production. This accumulation causes severe pressure on the eye that eventually reaches the Optic Nerve and damages it.
In case of Closed Angle Glaucoma, the Iris may bow forward extremely that it cuts off your eye angles completely. It is categorized as a medical emergency, if the high pressure is not relieved instantaneously, it can permanently damage the vision.
In case of Closed Angle Glaucoma, the Iris may bow forward extremely that it cuts off your eye angles completely. It is categorized as a medical emergency, if the high pressure is not relieved instantaneously, it can permanently damage the vision.

Symptoms include severe pain, headache, nausea, blurred vision and seeing rainbow colors around any light source. Patients are highly recommended to visit their eye doctor as soon they feel any symptoms.
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