Theme of World Glaucoma Day 2023 is “The World is Bright, Save your Sight”
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Are you worried about your eyesight? Do you feel like your vision is becoming blurry, or have you been experiencing discomfort in your eyes? These could be signs of glaucoma, a serious eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss if left untreated. On March 12th, we celebrate World Glaucoma Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about this condition and encouraging people to get screened for it.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve, which is responsible for carrying visual information from the eye to the brain. This damage is usually caused by high pressure inside the eye, which can occur when the fluid that normally flows through the eye is blocked. Over time, this pressure can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss.
What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn’t always cause symptoms until it’s already advanced. That’s why it’s so important to get screened regularly if you’re at risk for this condition. Some of the most common symptoms of glaucoma include:
Blurry or hazy vision
Seeing halos around lights
Redness in the eyes
Eye pain or discomfort
Nausea or vomiting
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to get your eyes checked by a specialist as soon as possible.
How can MGM Healthcare help?
At MGM Healthcare, we have a team of skilled ophthalmologists who are experts in diagnosing and treating glaucoma. We offer a range of treatments, including medication, laser therapy, and surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technology allow us to provide accurate diagnoses and personalised treatment plans for each of our patients.
In addition to our ophthalmologists, we also have a team of counsellors who can provide emotional support and guidance for patients dealing with glaucoma. We understand that this can be a stressful and overwhelming diagnosis, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
What can you do to prevent glaucoma?
While some risk factors for glaucoma, such as age and family history, are outside of your control, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing this condition. These include:
Getting Frequent Examination: This is especially important if you’re over the age of 40, have a family history of glaucoma, or have other risk factors for the condition.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle: Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and managing stress can all help to protect your eyesight.
Medications: If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions and take medications as prescribed
In conclusion, World Glaucoma Day is an important reminder to take care of our eyesight and get screened regularly for this condition. At MGM Healthcare, we’re here to help you every step of the way, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and emotional support. To book an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists, call us at 044 4524 2407.
Written by :
Dr.Suhasini Seralathan Associate Consultant Department Of Ophthalmology