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Can an Optometrist Diagnose Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease which develops unnoticed. It doesn’t express anyhow. But it can

lead up to blindness. Symptoms aren’t prominent. Disease progresses and expresses when the situation is as bad as it gets. That’s why the diagnosis of glaucoma is very important; we can say it is half the battle.

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions causing damage to the optic nerve, with many forms increasing the pressure within your eyes․ This condition is one of the leading causes of blindness for older adults, so regular eye examinations are vital for diagnosis.

What Symptoms Has Glaucoma?

As we have already noticed, it’s possible that the symptoms will not be expressed for a long time. But there are severe types of glaucoma when it’s noticed:

  • Terrible headache

  • Eye pain

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Blurred vision

  • Eye redness

Causes of occurrence:

The pressure inside the eye rises because the fluid cannot drain properly, putting pressure on the optic nerve.

How to understand if you have Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is diagnosed by optometrist. The optometrist performs an examination and a series of tests, as a result of which he diagnoses the presence of the disease. This is a highly professional process that we cannot carry out without an optometrist. Visiting an optometrist from time to time will give you a chance to save your eyes and avoid irreversible consequences, avoid the risk of blindness.

And if you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms, don’t take risks and contact the doctor right now.

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