Glaucoma cannot be cured, but if the disease is detected in time, it can be slowed down significantly.
If someone in your family is treated for glaucoma, if you are over 65, have high myopia, have been using corticosteroids for a long time or have had trauma of the eye, there is a possibility that you have undetected glaucoma.
Glaucoma very often progresses to the terminal phases without any symptoms. When the patient notices changes in the visual field in terms of narrowing, glaucoma is often already in its advanced stages and therefore it is very important to check the eye pressure values once a year.
Glaucoma is a disease that results in damage to the optic nerve and if left untreated, it causes loss of vision. Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness in the world and, therefore, early diagnosis and quality treatment reduce or prevent further damage to the optic nerve and thus loss of vision. It is important to measure intraocular pressure regularly and perform ophthalmic examinations.