Havilah eye hospital provides Glaucoma Treatment in Abuja, Nigeria. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases where the nerve responsible for carrying signals from the eye to the brain gets damaged due to excessive pressure inside the eye. That nerve known as the optic nerve is the primary carrier of visual stimulus to the brain. Any damage to the optic nerve could actually result in significant loss of vision. Glaucoma generally affects both the eyes, although the pressure inside each eye could be different.
Pressure builds up inside the eye causing damage to the optic nerve. Inside the optic nerve, a million tiny wires must join together to allow clear vision. With too much internal eye pressure, these wires “short out,” the optic nerve begins to die and blind spots develop in our vision. This is glaucoma. Untreated…this leads to blindness!
The symptoms of Glaucoma include:
Glaucoma Risk Factors
Age Factor: Glaucoma is most common in adults over the age of 40
Genetics and Ethnicity: Although glaucoma is most common in adults over the age of 40, it is not determined by age factor alone. The relative risk of having primary open-angle glaucoma (P.O.A.G.) is increased about two- to four-fold for people who have a sibling with glaucoma. A genetic predisposition of those with a family history of the disease and African-Americans over the age of 40, Hispanic over the age of 60 and Asians are at a particularly increased risk.
Being nearsighted or farsighted
History of eye injury
Diabetes or hypertension
As the best in giving Glaucoma treatment in Abuja and Nigeria at large, our physicians and scientists take advantage of advanced technology to diagnose the disease and perform research. Glaucoma can be effectively treated and sight can be saved IF eye exams are performed on a regular basis. It is recommended that all patients over age 40 have a complete eye exam every two to three years.
We carry out external medication or surgery which generally involves the usage of eye drops to reduce the secretion of the fluid (aqueous humor). A surgery helps to open up the blocks in the drainage pipe to enable the outflow of the fluid. This can be performed by using LASER.
If results indicate that glaucoma is present, our doctors at Havilah Eye hospital, Abuja, Nigeria will begin a regimen of treatment. Designing your treatment plan depends on your type of Glaucoma. That’s why medical science has developed different ways to treat this disease. The treatment of glaucoma is achievable by having regular eye exams.
Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to be diagnosed and undergo treatment for glaucoma in Havilah Eye hospital, Abuja, Nigeria.