Glaucoma is a silent blinding disease with no major symptoms appreciated by the patient. It has a genetic predisposition and commonly seen to start in people around the age of 40. There is no treatment for glaucoma but it can be controlled with medications or surgery.
Detection of Glaucoma is the most essential step in it’s management. The best way to do it is to get a detailed eye checkup done when you hit the age of 40.
Screening for glaucoma contains multiple aspects.
The eye doctor will examine your eye including a retina evaluation for signs of glaucoma. If he picks up signs, he will ask you to get some confirmatory tests done.
The basic investigations done for Glaucoma is the Intraocular Pressure. This can be done by multiple means.
Being a condition with prolonged drug therapy and far reaching consequences, final confirmation of the disease using specialised investigations are a norm. You may be asked to get an OCT-ONH/RNFL, Visual fields, ORA etc for confirmation of the diagnosis.
Get your Glaucoma screening done now.