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Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 1 - January 31

Glaucoma is a common eye condition that occurs when the optic nerve gets damaged, this can lead to reduced vision and even blindness. In most cases, symptoms of Glaucoma do not present themselves until very late into the condition, when irreversible damage may have already occured to the optic nerve, this is why it is essential to attend your routine eye examinations at least every two years. Glaucoma is treatable if detected early enough, using eye drops to help to reduce the pressure in the eye, however if the eye drops do not work you will need to undergo laser treatment or surgery. Any vision lost is irreversible, however treatment can prevent any further damage to the optic nerve.

 

It is imperitive that you go and see your GP or your Optometrist if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • Intense Eye Pain
  • A red eye
  • A headache
  • Tenderness around the eyes
  • Seeing rings around lights
  • Blurred vision

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Start:
January 1
End:
January 31