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All About Glaucoma and Its Treatment
Glaucoma is a condition characterised by damage to the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and potential blindness. This condition is often associated with ageing but can also be caused by other factors such as eye injuries, certain medications, and certain medical conditions. Fortunately, early detection & timely intervention can help to halt the progression of glaucoma.
Types of Glaucoma
Open Angle Glaucoma
Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type and develops gradually over time. It occurs when the eye's drainage angle becomes less efficient, leading to increased fluid pressure within the eye. This elevated pressure can damage the optic nerve, resulting in gradual vision loss. Open-angle glaucoma is often asymptomatic in its early stages and can progress unnoticed until significant vision impairment occurs.
Angle-closure glaucoma is less common but considered a medical emergency. It happens when the eye's drainage angle becomes completely blocked, causing a sudden and severe increase in eye pressure. This glaucoma can cause intense eye pain, redness, blurred vision, nausea, and vomiting. Angle-closure glaucoma requires immediate medical attention to prevent permanent vision loss.