Glaucoma is a complicated disease, and it’s natural to have lots of questions if you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed. We can help you at every stage of your glaucoma journey, from diagnosis right through to looking at the different treatment options available.
What is glaucoma?
To get a good understanding of how glaucoma affects your sight, it’s useful to get to grips with the basics. We suggest heading to our What is glaucoma? page which has information about the causes of glaucoma, the structure of the eye and why some people are more at risk of getting it than others.
Signs and symptoms
There are several different types of glaucoma. Each type has different signs and symptoms. Find out the different signs and symptoms caused by the main types of glaucoma, and what you should do if you experience any of them.
You’ll meet lots of different people during your glaucoma journey. Our ‘Diagnosis’ page introduces you to some of the different health professionals you will work with to manage and treat your glaucoma.
Treatments and surgery
From eye drops to surgery, we can help you understand the treatment options for glaucoma.
Eye drops are the most common treatment for glaucoma.
Laser treatment is used in glaucoma to decrease the amount of fluid in the eye
A trabeculectomy is an eye operation that improves drainage of fluid out of the eye.
Aqueous Shunt Implantation
An aqueous shunt is a device which is implanted into the eye and improves the drainage of the fluid out of the eye.
The impact of COVID-19 on glaucoma care in 2020
We all know that COVID-19 had an enormous impact on glaucoma care in 2020, with appointments being postponed or surgeries being cancelled.
But how much has changed?
Hearing from others who are living with glaucoma can be a great source of information and comfort. Read stories from people living with glaucoma.
If you have questions about being diagnosed with glaucoma, visit our community forum at Health Unlocked. Ask other people with glaucoma about their experiences and read others’ stories.