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 01245 200307. Alternatively, you can use our easy online enquiry form.
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 01245 200307 or use our quick online enquiry form here.