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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions which cause optic nerve damage, most frequently due to raised pressure in the eye.
The condition can be stabilised with treatment, but existing damage can’t be corrected. Glaucoma affects peripheral vision and can result in tunnel vision or even blindness if left untreated.
Risk factors are:
Age – the condition is commonest in people over the age of 40
Race – people of African origin are more at risk of developing glaucoma
Family – having close blood relatives with the condition increases the risk
Very short sight increases the risk
Diabetes increases the risk
It is important to have regular eye tests if you are in one of the groups most at risk.
If you need support or advice about Glaucoma please contact us on 01534 864689.
Close up image of an eye with Glaucoma
Close up image of an eye with Glaucoma