Glaucoma has been called ” the silent thief of vision” because more often than not it may exist in patients without any symptoms at all. This is why a routine screening for glaucoma in all people above the age of 40 is of paramount importance.
If you have a close relative with glaucoma , high myopia ( short sighted ness) or long standing diabetes, you could be at greater risk of having glaucoma.
Avail week long free glaucoma screening at the eye clinic.
All patients will be screened for:
Any patient who turns out to be a suspect with these screening test, may have to undergo further specialized examination like visual field testing (HFA) , and an OCT test to assess the retinal nerve fibre layer.
Patients who turn out to be positive for glaucoma will subsequntly be counselled about medications, laser therapy or surgery depending upon the quantum of damage to their optic nerves or in the visual fields.
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