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Did you know about Glaucoma and its main risk Factors?

Did you know about Glaucoma and its main risk Factors?

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and can occur in any age. Glaucoma attacks the optical nerve and causes progressive deterioration. It’s a dangerous condition that can gradually cause loss of vision without you knowing it. Yes, most of the times, its recognized only when it is very advanced. There are different kinds of symptoms that are associated with the glaucoma and the most common are-

  • Blurred Vision
  • Pain in the Eyes
  • Loss of Peripheral Vision
  • Nimbus around Lights
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sudden loss of vision

If you experience any of these or other unusual symptoms, it becomes essential to seek immediate help from your healthcare professional. Your doctor may perform a variety of tests to evaluate your present condition and it can include visual acuity testing, visual field testing, and dilated eye examination. Your doctor may also ask you some questions to get some detailed and precise information from you. However, doctors also recommend regular eye exams to ensure that you do not have any risk factors of glaucoma. Following are the main risk factors for this condition-

  • Heredity
  • Previous Eye Injury
  • Over 60 Years of Age
  • Ethnic Background
  • Medical Conditions

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