Glaucoma is a disease that can blind us, colloquially known as glaucoma or chorus disease. This disease occurs with a channel that produces this fluid in our eye, which serves to feed our tissues in the front of our eye and travels through our eyes. There is also another channel that serves to expel this liquid. It may be difficult for some people to expel this fluid in the eye by blocking the ducts, and this fluid that cannot be expelled exerts enough pressure to disrupt our visual nerves in our eyes, and with the increase in pressure, it can cause vision loss and even go blind. A person’s eye pressure should not be above 20 – 21 mm Hg under normal conditions. If it goes above it, you can get eye pressure, that is, glaucoma.
glaucoma diseaseIt is not immediately recognizable. It may be diagnosed incidentally when you go to the ophthalmologist on a normal day or have an examination for another condition. In this case, it prevents you from going blind with early diagnosis and diagnosis. It is very important for your eye health to have your eye pressure measured at every eye examination you go to. Eye pressure can sometimes appear suddenly, which manifests itself with symptoms such as excessive eye pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, and bloodshot eyes. Symptoms of glaucoma start with regular headaches when we wake up, blurry vision occasionally, seeing something similar to a luminous ring around lamps or in a bright environment in the evening, and feeling pain around the eyes while in front of the television or computer. Those who carry this disease the most and are at risk are those who have had this disease in the family and it is genetically transmitted. People who are over 40 years old, anemia, high or low blood pressure, migraine, high myopia, eye area or intraocular injuries have a higher risk of developing glaucoma than normal. There are three ways to treat glaucoma. First of all, it is tried to heal the patient with drug therapy. With the help of drugs, it is ensured that the eye fluid is reduced or the fluid is expelled more. These drugs are used at certain times during the day or are used for life. If the treatment does not give results, the narrowing of the patient’s field of vision becomes even more severe. In this case, it would be more appropriate to be operated with the surgical intervention method, which is the other treatment method.