Glaucoma treatment


The eye produces the aqueous humour. This fluid circulates around the tissues of the eye and drains away through outflow channels. Normal eye pressure is when the amount of fluid produced is balanced by the amount of fluid draining away. If the fluid in the eye does not balance then the pressure inside the eye becomes raised. This is glaucoma. If untreated, causes damage to the optic nerve, causes damage to the field of vision ultimately resulting in loss of vision. Ideally everyone over the age of 40 should have an eye test for glaucoma.