World Glaucoma Week

Pam Mills

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage to the Optic Nerve.  There are several types of Glaucoma.  There are no obvious symptoms. the best way to catch it early is to have regular eye examinations.

Tests for glaucoma.

  1.  Where the optometrist look at the nerve at the back of the eye.
  2. Measuring the pressure inside the eye
  3. Visual field testing.
  4. OCT Scan – this is an advanced eyes scan similar to ultrasound.  OCT uses light rather than sound waves to image the different layers that make up the structures at the front and back of your eye.  The OCT machine captures both a 2 dimensional photograph and most importantly a 3 dimensional cross sectional scan of the eye at the same time.  OCT can facilitate early diagnosis of glaucoma.  Furthermore it can enable close monitoring of your eye health year on year including AMD, Diabetes, Macular Holes and Vitreous Detachments.

If you have any questions relating to Glaucoma or the health of your eyes then please feel free to pop in and see us.

Ayshah Edney Bsc (Hons) MCOptom

Edney & Edney

35 Monson Road

Tunbridge Wells


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