A common eye disease is the glaucoma. It is estimated that around 2 out of every 100 people over the age of 40 have glaucoma in developed countries.
The term glaucoma summarizes various eye diseases in which the optic nerve is damaged. This leads to the fact that the visual field initially mostly unnoticed has ever larger gaps. The visual field is the visual field that can be perceived without moving the eyes. Visual acuity also decreases in the advanced stages.
The most common form of glaucoma, with more than 90 percent, is open-angle glaucoma (wide-angle glaucoma). It progresses slowly, and the damage to the optic nerve lead to visual impairment only after many years. It is usually treated with eye drops or surgery. Narrower is narrow-angle glaucoma (angle-closure glaucoma): this form can go unnoticed for a longer time, but very suddenly lead to severe discomfort and visual damage.
People with glaucoma can no longer or only partially perceive certain areas of vision. It creates "blind spots", usually next to the place of the sharpest vision (macula) and to the edges of the field of vision. Since central vision is initially unaffected, the limitations of the field of vision are often not the same.
Reducing intraocular pressure can help delay or halt the gradual vision loss. However, glaucoma can not be cured, since already existing damage to the optic nerve can not be reversed. Most intraocular pressure in glaucoma is treated with eye drops. Depending on the preparation you use it once or several times a day. Also important are regular check-ups in the ophthalmologist's office. These are offered about once to three times a year, depending on how far the disease has progressed.
If the drugs are not (any more) sufficient or poorly tolerated, surgery or laser surgery is also an option.
A glaucoma attack needs to be treated quickly to avoid damage to the optic nerve. Therefore, it is important to visit a doctor's office or hospital immediately for the typical symptoms such as acute vision problems and eye pain. There, for example, a laser treatment can ensure that the pent-up aqueous humor drains off again.
The glaucoma treatment is already possible at a price from €5,000. Please send us your inquiry with a current x-ray image to get a detailed estimate cost.
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If you approve the chosen doctor for glaucoma treatment, our manager schedules the date of your arrival.
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