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Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve, which can leave
your vision permanently affected if left untreated. It is
typically associated with an increase in the pressure of the fluid
in the eye.
Typically, people who are older than 40 years of age; have a
family history of the disease; are very long or short sighted; or
are of African Caribbean or East Asian heritage are more prone to
developing glaucoma, and are therefore advised to pay particular
attention to the health of their eyes.
Springfield Hospital uses cutting-edge ophthalmic technology to
carry out early detection and assessment of glaucoma. We accept
referrals from across the United Kingdom and are recognised as a
leading glaucoma treatment centre within the region.
To book an appointment or to find out more about glaucoma
treatment, please contact our friendly outpatient team on
0844 209 6899. Alternatively, you can use our easy
Glaucoma Treatment at Springfield Hospital
You will be asked to attend an appointment for a visual field
assessment, which maps the function of the eye. This will also
include a structural assessment of the eye, known as a “Bio
Microscopic Slit Lamp” or Gonioscopy examination. The orthoptist
will also carry out a laser scanning ophthalmoscopy, which provides
a view of the structure of the optic nerve head and identifies any
changes before vision is diminished.
There are a variety of ways to treat glaucoma, including eye
drops, tablets, laser beam and or surgery, depending on the
condition and stage of your glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist will
discuss with you the best course of treatment once your tests have
been carried out.
For more information about treating your glaucoma or to book an
appointment, talk to Springfield Hospital on 0844 209
6899 or use our quick online enquiry form here.