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Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve.  Often this disease has been caused by high pressure inside the eye and can lead, if undetected to irreversible vision loss.

In Australia, we are experiencing a rapid number of cases, with an ageing population, to around 400,000 by 2025.

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Glaucoma Causes

It is not certain what causes Glaucoma – it can be many variables such as family history, age or other medical conditions but generally fluid within our eyes is continuously produced and must flow out.  If this is prevented, the pressure will increase, potentially leading to Glaucoma.

Glaucoma Symptoms

​Glaucoma is often missed by patients as it is hard to detect increase eye pressure unless it becomes an acute case or if vision starts to disappear.

Glaucoma Diagnosis

Regular eye examinations throughout our life is the only way to detect glaucoma. Your optometrist will carry out all relevant tests and advise you the best way manage the irreversible disease.  This may be through medication or surgery.

Glaucoma Risk Factors

The risk factors for glaucoma are:

  • age
  • family history
  • other medical illnesses such as diabetes
  • past injuries to the eye
  • other eye diseases
  • high eye pressure
  • near sightedness

Glaucoma Treatment

Treatment Should our Optometrist discover any signs of the disease, we will immediately refer you to an Ophthalmologist for further testing and treatment.

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Being a third generation optometrist business we have the expertise and the technology to early detect the most common eye problems and provide you with professional eye care guidance and solutions


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