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SAFAKNA TURKEY- Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve sends visual information from your eye to your brain and is vital for good vision. Damage to the optic nerve is often associated with high intraocular pressure. But glaucoma can happen even with normal eye pressure.

Glaucoma can occur at any age but is more common in older people. It is one of the main causes of blindness in people over 60 years of age. Many forms of glaucoma do not have warning signs. The effect is so gradual that you may not notice a change in your vision until the condition progresses to later stages. It is important to have regular eye examinations, including measurement of eye pressure. Vision loss can be slowed or prevented if glaucoma is detected early. If you have glaucoma, you will need treatment or supervision for the rest of your life.

Why is this happening?

Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve is damaged. As this nerve gradually wears out, blind spots form in your vision. This nerve damage is often associated with increased intraocular pressure.

High eye pressure is caused by a buildup of fluid flowing inside the eye. This liquid is also known as aqueous humor. It usually empties from tissue at an angle where the iris and cornea meet. This tissue is also called the trabecular meshwork. The cornea is important for vision because it allows light to enter the eye. Eye pressure can increase when the eye produces too much fluid or when the drainage system is not working properly.

Risk factors

Glaucoma can damage your eyesight before you notice any symptoms. So be aware of these risk factors:

* High intraocular pressure, also known as intraocular pressure

*over 55 years old

*Black, Asian, or Hispanic ancestry

*Family history of glaucoma

* Some diseases such as diabetes, migraine, high blood pressure and sickle cell anemia.

* The cornea is thin in the center

* Trauma to the eye or some types of eye surgery

* Use of corticosteroid drugs for a long time, especially eye drops

How to prevent it?

These steps can help detect and treat glaucoma early. This may help prevent vision loss or slow its progression.

Get regular eye exams: Regular comprehensive eye exams can help detect glaucoma early, before significant damage occurs. In general, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a comprehensive eye exam every 5 to 10 years if you are under 40; every 2 to 4 years if you are 40 to 54 years old; every 1 to 3 years if you are aged 55 to 64; and every 1-2 years if you are over 65.

If you are at risk for glaucoma, you will need more frequent check-ups.

* Know your family’s eye history: glaucoma tends to run in families. If you are in a high-risk group, you may need more frequent check-ups.

* Use eye protection: Serious eye injuries can lead to glaucoma. Wear safety goggles when using power tools or playing sports.

* Take your prescribed eye drops regularly: Eye drops for glaucoma can greatly reduce your risk of progression of high eye pressure to glaucoma. Use eye drops as directed by your healthcare provider, even if you don’t have any symptoms.


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