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RISK FACTORS1,4-5

Do you fit any of the descriptions below?

Age over 40

Asian, African or hispanic3

Family, history of glaucoma5

Nearsightedness or farsightdness5

Past eye injuries5

Long-term steroid use4

History of blood circulation conditions, like migraines, diabetes, hypertension, severe anemia or shock5

 

 

 

Glaucoma can cause of vision loss and blindness.

It is important that you know as much as you can about glaucoma.

Take the short true or false quiz below to find out how much you understand about glaucoma:-

 

Question 1

Glaucoma occurs when the liquid inside the eye does not drain properly.

  
 

Answer: TRUE

The liquid build-up inside the eye that does not drain properly increases eye pressure. The increased pressure will damage the optic nerve if not treatment is provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency

Glaucoma can develop rapidly

Please visit an emergency room immediately if you experience and of the following symptoms:
 

Sudden loss of vision in one eye

Sudden occurrence of hazy or blurred vision

Flashes of light-dark sports

Halos or rainbows appearing around light

Severe headache or eye pain

Nausea or vomiting

 

 

Do I Have Glaucoma?

Common tests that your doctor will perform before making a glaucoma diagnosis1:-

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Ophthalmoscope / Slit-lamp test

Checks the pupil to examine the shape and colour of the optic nerve

 
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Tonometry test

Checks intraocular pressure (IOP) or the inner pressure of the eye

 
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Visual field test

Checks your field of vision to determine whether it has been affected by glaucoma

 
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Gonioscopy

Checks whether the angle where the iris meets the cornea is open, narrow or closed

 
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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

A non-invasive imaging test like an ultrasound to take cross-section pictures of the retina