Glaucoma – a little foresight saves eyesight

At Eyes & Vision we now have Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – the latest instrumentation in detecting Glaucoma. OCT actually shows us the retina in section and accurately measures nerve fibre thickness and ganglion cell thickness.

This new procedure can detect Glaucoma years before Visual Field tests confirm the disease.

Glaucoma affects 4% of people over 50 years of age. Some 150,000 Australians with Glaucoma are unaware that they have the disease. Nearly half of those with Glaucoma do not know they have the disease.
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If you have Glaucoma, your family members are about four times more likely to develop it. Encouraging your family members to have an eye examination just may save their sight. Please talk to your family about this important issue.

The welcome news is that treatment can be much more effective if a diagnosis is made early. In fact, early detection is the single most important factor in achieving effective treatment.