Glaucoma is a complex eye disease that requires surgery at advanced stages. People of all ages in Hong Kong and beyond are at risk of developing glaucoma where, eventually, irreversible damage to the optic nerve leads to permanent vision loss. One of the major eye diseases worldwide, glaucoma causes narrow vision, and in severe cases, it leads to blindness. In fact, glaucoma is the second leading cause of permanent vision loss.
High Risk Group
- High refractive errors(Myopia)
- High intraocular pressure
- Suffering from cataracts
- Family inheritance
- Long-term use of steroid-containing eye drops
Categories and Symptoms
Glaucoma can be divided into four types, including chronic, acute, secondary and congenital. The earlier your ophthalmologists finds out, the better the effect of treatment we can offer. In addition to medication for reducing intraocular pressure, eye drops are also commonly used to control glaucoma. When drugs cannot control glaucoma effectively, laser or surgery is needed.
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