How does glaucoma affect daily life?

Early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma is key in slowing/preventing vision loss. If untreated, glaucoma can lead to severe loss of vision and even complete blindness. Once vision damage occurs due to glaucoma, it is irreversible. 
 
Receiving a diagnosis of glaucoma can be scary and frustrating. Treatment is lifelong and you will require regular checkups to check for any progressive vision loss. Joining a support group may be helpful in coping with this condition. 
 
Some things you can do to help try and maintain your eye health and reduce intraocular pressure include:
 
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise safely
  • Sip fluids frequently; do not drink large amounts of fluids too fast
  • Limit caffeine intake
  • Sleep with head elevated
  • Take medications as prescribed
 
living with glaucoma
 
 

Sources
  • "Glaucoma." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 15 Sep. 2015. Web. 09 Oct. 2017.
  • “Facts About Glaucoma.” The National Institutes of Health. National Eye Institute (NEI), n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2017.

 

From Our Blog: Common Wellness Exams Men Should Have

With age, men, and women will notice changes in their vision, most often not for the best. Vision screen tests can detect abnormal high pressure within the eye, which is usually a sign of glaucoma. This group of eye diseases gradually damages the optic nerve and may lead to blindness. Screening tests can catch and treat the condition before damaging the optic nerve.

common wellness exams men should have infographic


 

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