• Glaucoma

  • Glaucoma

    - The silent danger that is the number 1 cause of blindness in Thai people.

    Do you know?

    1) Glaucoma is the cause of blindness number in the world.

    In Thailand, glaucoma is the number cause of incurable blindness.

    3) Number of blind people worldwide 4.5million people and the number has increased to 11.2 million people in the year2020

    4) In almost half of developed countries still do not know that they are high 90%

    How do you know you won't be one of them?

    What is glaucoma?

    - Glaucoma is an elevated eye pressure. which damages the optic nerve and resulting in loss of vision, such as in cases of eye pressure greater than 22 mm Hg Is a disease with degeneration of the optic nerve, in the case of normal eye pressure is 5-22 mm Hg.

    Glaucoma is a silent threat that unwittingly threatens the eyes, and if left untreated and untreated, can eventually lead to permanent vision loss.

    Who is at risk for glaucoma?

    - People at risk of developing glaucoma include older people 40 years old has a family history of glaucoma Detects high eye pressure have had an eye accident use of steroid drugs have farsightedness or myopia having certain chronic diseases such as diabetes, migraines, etc.

    Warning signs of glaucoma?

    1) No warning signs in the early stages

    2) Visibility loss begins at the outer edge of the field of vision, i.e. side vision. The middle part of the image is also clearly visible. (In the case of non-career, the field of vision becomes narrower and narrower.)

    3) The changes are usually gradual without the patient's knowledge.

    4) have abnormal vision or not clearly visible (this cause is often destroyed, which is dangerous to the eyes)acute glaucoma must be treated immediately

    5) Which is a condition in which the pressure is very high and fast It is an emergency that requires immediate treatment.

    6) Patients with headaches, severe eye pain and sudden red eyes, rainbow vision around the sun, nausea, vomiting, need to see a physician for treatment immediately. (However, acute stones are rarely found.)

    This treatment for glaucoma

    – Treatment of glaucoma The goal is to protect the optic nerve from further damage. and to keep the existing vision intact for as long as possible The treatment will depend on the type and stage of the disease. The ophthalmologist will determine the appropriate treatment approach for each patient. As for current treatment options, there are. waymain include

    1) Drug treatment (Must take medication regularly as prescribed by a doctor)

    2) Using a laser

    3) Intraocular pressure reduction surgery.

    4) However, each type of glaucoma in each individual will respond to different treatment methods Therefore, an ophthalmologist should be consulted. to plan a specific treatment for each patient individually.

    Screening prevent glaucoma.

    – Due to glaucoma, if the optic nerve is damaged and will not be able to restore it back Risk analysis, early diagnosis and treatment are therefore very important. Therefore, people aged 40 years or older or those at risk should undergo screening to see if they are at risk of developing glaucoma or glaucoma. no

    - People without risk factors, the elderly 40-46year, check every 2-4years age 65years and older, check every 1-2 years old.

    People with risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood history, eye diseases such as retinal diseases, eye accidents, and family history of retinal diseases such as osteoarthritis, eye damage, use drugs that affect the eyes, wear contact lenses 18years old or older, should be screened every 1-2years or as recommended by a doctor and change the frequency 1times when age 65 years and older

    Glaucoma The best treatment and prevention is to have your eyes examined at least once a year. For those who are at risk in order to be treated from the beginning It is the best prevention of blindness from glaucoma.

    Inquiries can be made at.

    Eye Disease Center, Ladprao Medical Center Building Building 2, Floor 4 Tel : 02-530-2556 Ext. 2440,2441