In this article we will share with you some information about glaucoma which is an eye disease. You need to know that if it left untreated can ultimately lead to vision loss. Statistics say that 11-67 million people in the world suffer from this disease. In the UK alone, about 300,000 people have undetected glaucoma. To bring awareness to people about this disease and help them fight it, NRS Healthcare has prepared an educational guide and an infographic. The guide has been launched during the World Glaucoma Week 2017. This guide will contains information about the disease,what caused the disease, the symptoms and treatment.
In this guide you can find interview with an 81-year old lady, who has been fighting glaucoma for the past 9 years.This woman can be of inspiration for other people. Her experience with the disease and survival tactics will help other patients to live a hassle-free life.
Glaucoma is known as the silent thief of sight, because the most Glaucoma types do not have any symptoms. This disease is caused due the impairment of optic nerve. This usually happens when fluid builds up in front of the eye causing extra pressure in the eye, thus damaging the optic nerve. If the disease is not treated properly can slowly lead to blindness. This disease is the most present among old people. Besides, people with eye injury, diabetes, migraines, and those with family history of Glaucoma are more likely to get this disease. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in people.The first is cataract.
You can diagnose Glaucoma early if you regularly checked your eyes. However, merely checking the eye pressure won’t be enough. You should perform a complete eye exam to find any abnormality in the eye. Unfortunately, if you get diagnosed with the disease, you have to take regular medicine to prevent your vision from deteriorating. The medication is mostly in the form of eye drops and should be taken as prescribed.
NRS Healthcare want to familiarize people with the glaucoma and its cause. So they will be sharing their Glaucoma guide on their blog and social media channels during the World Glaucoma Week 2017 with the aim to educate more and more people about this disease.