Glaucoma is damage to the Optic nerve caused by high pressure in the eye. Glaucoma has few symptoms. Glaucoma is detected during routine eye tests conducted by a Specialist Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist). The Optic nerve connects & transmits information from the eye to the brain. Optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma causes loss of peripheral vision.
Dr. Vini Kumar hosted the first Glaucoma Australia Patient Support Group in Victoria at South Eastern Eye Surgery,Dandenong. Support groups for patients are hosted every year at the clinic – please ask our friendly staff for more information on (03) 9792 2156.
How is Glaucoma treated?
Glaucoma Management involves a detailed and meticulous assessment using high quality OCT scans and visual field tests.
Glaucoma is treated by lowering eye pressure. This can be done with medication, LASER or surgery. Regular eye checks with your Specialist Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist) is essential.
South Eastern Eye Surgery is equipped with state of the art diagnostic and LASER equipment.
Who is at risk of developing Glaucoma?
- People over the age of 40 with a family history of Glaucoma
- Patients with diabetes or migraine
- Short sighted and long sighted patients
- Patients with a history of steroid use
- Patients who have had eye trauma
For more information please visit www.glaucoma.org.au
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