Glaucoma encompasses a group of ocular diseases that cause progressive damage to the optic nerve. With age, incidence increases and the visual field is reduced. If not treated early, vision can be lost completely.
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How to act?
- Regular ophthalmic check-ups over the age of 40. It is estimated that half of all glaucoma sufferers do not know they have the disease, as it shows no clear symptoms in early stages. Loss of peripheral vision due to glaucoma is irrecoverable, which is why it must be detected in time to slow down its evolution.
- The only known risk factor of this disease is ocular hypertension. If eye pressure can be reduced in the early stages of glaucoma, the development of the disease can be stopped and vision can be protected.