What is glaucoma ?
Glaucoma is a condition in which the eye’s intraocular pressure (IOP) is too high. meaning your eye has too much aqueous humor in it, either because it produced too much, or because it’s not draining properly. Other symptoms are optic nerve damage and vision loss. Glaucoma is a silent disease that robs its victims of their peripheral vision. Early detection is very important to avoid blindness.
Regular eye exams are the only way to catch “silent” diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma and other conditions in their early stages, when they’re more easily managed or treated. Many conditions can be discovered in a carefully planned eye exam.
Those who buy mass-produced, over the counter reading glasses are causing harm to themselves, both financially and medically. One-size-fits-all reading glasses not only do not work well for most people who have a different prescription in each eye, and/or astigmatism, or whose lens and frame parameters are not measured correctly, they bypass the opportunity to have their eyes checked for early detection of many manageable diseases or conditions.
For those insisting on selecting glasses not measured specifically for their eyes, headache and eye fatigue are common symptoms.
Using commercial saline solutions is the safest method of cleaning lenses. Some studies have shown that homemade solutions may lead to corneal infections.
Firstly it is nothing to be ashamed of! It is not a disease, and is nothing that cannot be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Astigmatism is simply a refractive condition that has to do with the way light focuses into one’s eyes. The cornea is the clear front part of the eye that focuses most of the light into the eye. If the cornea is spherical, like a basketball, when light comes into the eye in different directions, all the light is focused into one point. If the cornea is shaped like a football, where one meridian or direction is steeper than the other, light will be focused differently as it enters the eye in different directions 90 degrees apart. This will cause blurred vision at distance and near if it is not corrected.
Typical cataract symptoms include cloudy, fuzzy, foggy or filmy vision; changes in the perception of colors; problems with night driving due to bright headlights; problems with glare from lamps or the sun; double vision; and frequent changes in the eyeglass prescription.
It is recommended that everybody get an eye exam every two years, but our eye doctors may recommend more frequent exams depending on your risk factors for certain diseases. People with diabetes should be examined annually.
No. The only remedy for a cataract is to undergo surgery.