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Glaucoma is characterized by thehigh-pressurebuild-up in your eyes that may damage your optic nerves. With time, glaucoma also has the ability to snatch your eyesight away. However, there are a few measures that you can follow to prevent that from happening.
What is glaucoma?
Also known as the ‘silent thief of sight,’ did you know it is the leading cause of blindnessirreversible?
Glaucoma damages the optic nerves; thus, the visual signals that reach the brain are entirely blocked, making you unable to see.
The exact cause of glaucoma is not yet known, but the probable cause descends with the pressure build-up in the eyes.
Risk factors of glaucoma-
Some people are at a higher chance of acquiring glaucoma. The risk factors include;
You have a significantly high chance of glaucoma if you have one or more of the above-listed risk factors.
Get checked by your doctor at periodic intervals to prevent the onset of the eye problem.
How to prevent glaucoma?
The following rules will help break down the likelihood of Glaucoma and even slow its progress.
So, make sure you follow them!1. Regular eye check-ups-
The ultimate weapon to fight glaucoma is periodic eye checkups.Early-stage detection of the disease will prevent its further progression. Thus, eye check-upstop the priority list.
Glaucoma should be periodically checked for in;
What happens in a glaucoma screening?
Your ophthalmologist will do an entire eye exam. He will measure the intraocular pressure and will also examine the optic nerves.
People at a higher risk are also tested for visual field testing, optic nerve imaging, and corneal thickness.
Make sure you get your eyes checked every year after 35 years if you have a higher risk of glaucoma.
2. Reducing the pressure build-up eyes-
You may never know of high pressure in your eyes until you get it checked by your doctor. People having increased eye pressure will be suggested by their doctor to use special eye drops to reduce it.
To promote your eye health, follow the quick tips listed below;
3. Prevent eye injuries-
The simplest thing to follow to maintain your eye health is to prevent eye injuries.
Wear protective eye guards while performing any risky activities. Keep away from any danger to avoid causing trauma to your eyes. This may become one of the causes of Glaucoma.
If you anticipate any problems, get in touch with a doctor. It is not worth risking your eyes and the power of sight for anything else.
Know more about Glaucoma in this short video by DR. Zain Khatib-