Glaucoma is a condition where damage occurs on the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain. Often this is caused by a build-up of fluid, which creates and increase in eye pressure, also known as intraocular pressure.
Glaucoma is a common condition, which can be serious and lead to blindness if it is not treated early. People of all ages can be diagnosed with glaucoma, but it is most often experienced by older people.
There are several different kinds of glaucoma. Primary open angle glaucoma is the most common and occurs when fluids in the eye build up because the drainage channels become blocked over time. Acute angle closure glaucoma happens when these channels become blocked quickly.
Secondary glaucoma is usually caused by another eye condition, and childhood glaucoma or congenital occurs in children, although it is very rare.
We can arrange a private clinical appointment for you to visit a leading Consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in glaucoma. They can assess your condition, diagnose your type of glaucoma and give advice on the procedures that would be most appropriate for you.