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Do You Know About the Silent Thief of Sight, Glaucoma?
By
Emoha Elder Care

Is your vision blurry? Are you losing your peripheral (side) vision? Is your sight less sharp? If yes, then the silent thief of sight might be behind you.

We are talking about glaucoma, which is an eye-related disease that occurs due to a rise in fluid pressure within the eye.


There is a clear liquid in our eye that flows in and out of the anterior chamber and nourishes nearby tissues. When this fluid drains out too slowly out of the eye it leads to fluid build-up which increases the pressure (known as intraocular pressure) inside the eye.


If this pressure is not brought down, it may lead to damaging the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, leading to complete loss of sight.

 

Types of Glaucoma:


There are primarily two types of glaucoma
 

  • Primary open-angle glaucoma:


Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma which occurs due to the fluid not getting drained out of the eye as a result of which eye pressure rises and damages the optic nerve.

 

Primary open-angle glaucoma is painless and causes no changes in vision initially.


If you’re diagnosed with early-stage primary open-angle glaucoma, you can avoid losing your vision provided you take the prescribed medication and don’t forget to go to your follow-up appointments.


Well, reminders for your medicines and doctor appointments will be taken care of by us. Our Elder Relationship Managers will ensure you follow your routine.

 

  • Closed-angle glaucoma:


This takes places when your iris is very close to the drainage angle and ends up blocking the same. An acute attack takes place when the drainage angle gets completely blocked increasing the eye pressure rapidly.


These are the two most common types of glaucoma.


Less common types of glaucoma include secondary glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma.


One important thing to remember in this case is that the loss of vision cannot be recovered. So it’s always advisable to have regular eye check-ups.


With full-body check-up under the Emoha Assure Care Plan, you can avoid such emergencies.


From 24/7 Emergency Response to daily check-in calls, monthly home visits by a   doctor, support for daily hassles as well as access to exciting events and activities, we have all the needs of an elder covered.


And if you’re facing any problem with regard to your vision, consult an ophthalmologist at the earliest or call at 1800-123-445555. for a swift Emoha response.

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