Glaucoma- the thief of sight by admin November 18, 2016 at 10:42 pm News 0 Comment 18 Nov 2016 About glaucoma Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions. The main nerve in the eye (the optic nerve) becomes damaged, usually as a result of increased pressure in the eye. This can lead to misty and patchy vision which worsens if left untreated. The most common form of glaucoma in the UK has no obvious symptoms in the early stages, but advanced glaucoma can lead to serious loss of sight. With early diagnosis, careful monitoring and regular use of treatments, the vast majority of people will retain useful sight for life. Is it common? Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the UK. It is estimated that there are 600,000 people with glaucoma, with half of those undiagnosed. It affects two per cent of people over the age of 40 and this rises to five per cent of people over the age of 80. Who is at greatest risk? Anyone over the age of 40 Close relatives of a family member with glaucoma People who are very short-sighted People of African or South East Asian descent People who are long-sighted How is it treated? Most people with glaucoma are given eye drops to lower their eye pressure but in some cases tablets, laser treatment or surgery is appropriate. The International Glaucoma Association is here to help anyone who wants more information about glaucoma diagnosis, treatment and living with the condition. Our Sightline operators can be contacted on 01233 64 81 70, or information can be found on www.glaucoma-association.com. We have a Facebook page (International Glaucoma Association) and tweet @Tweet IGA. Source link Related Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous How to Care for a Dog with Degenerative MyelopathyNext › cesar millan puppy training Related Content Time for pavement parking to hit the road says Guide Dogs Guide dog has given ex-footballer his life back The power of recorded thought Bus Services Bill: Select Committee welcomes Government support for Talking Buses more news from the blog basenji puppy training SMALL & MINI HEALTH &WELLBEING — PUPPY — PROPLAN – Miscota.it Dog Training Methods Newfoundland puppy head trimming grooming Dog Training: A conversation with Dr. Ian Dunbar Photonic Health – Puppy Fun How To Train your Dog NOT to PULL on the Leash! STOP CHASING or LUNGING at CARS on a Walk! Husky puppy training, sit and lay down How to Calm Your New Puppy at Night : Puppy Training The Best Dog Brush for Two Coats : Dog Grooming & Care Malinois Puppy Training Lesson One – Stonnie Dennis The Dog Health Blog Mental Health Hotline – Black Dog + Black Sifichi Dog Training Courses Puppy Potty Training – “How To Do It The RIGHT Way” Banfield Pet Hospital – Preventive Care for Your Puppy Dog Health Treatment & Advice : Signs That a Dog Is Pregnant Claire Hamilton, Little Dog Grooming, talks about starting her business – subtitles Dog Training with Oakshot Gundogs. Labrador puppy recall and retrieving. Step 5 – Puppy Training – Crate Training Using Positive Reinforcement Cat Grooming Husky Puppy. My Magic Puppy Training – My Magic Pet Morphle dog videos for kids Police dog training blooper Dog Grooming Tips – Pedicure for Newfies (Part 1) CBBC: Meet The Pups – How to Keep Your Puppy Healthy Healthy Dog Food Puppy Eating RAW Chicken #NashMade German Shepherd puppy, training, 8 weeks old, Buckley Taking care of your Dog’s Teeth | Dog’s Health Asian dog grooming styles–bichon frise face How to Potty Train Your Dog in 7 Days | Super Awesome Dogs Come When Called Away From Distraction | K9 Connection Dog Training Buffalo NY Puppy Training – SIRIUS Berkeley Puppy 1 (1.1) How To Groom A Rottweiler | Rottweiler Puppy full Grooming Add Comment Cancel reply Comment: Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.