Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which there is progressive damage to the optic nerve which carries vision information from the eye to the brain.
Glaucoma is often associated with high intraocular pressure (fluid pressure inside the eye) resulting from a problem with the drainage system of the eye.
Early detection and treatment are crucial to minimise vision loss.
As the disease progresses, symptoms may include:
- Painless blurred vision
- Difficulty adjusting to low light
- Poor vision in dim light which may lead to falls or a loss of confidence
- If untreated the continued loss of peripheral vision can lead to tunnel vision or blindness.