Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the world.

Glaucoma is a term that describes a group of eye conditions that affect vision.

In England about 480,000 people have chronic open-angle glaucoma. Less than half of those affected are aware that they have a chronic degenerative eye disease. Among white Europeans, about 1 in 50 people above 40 years old and 1 in 10 people above 75 years old has chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be more common among people of black-African or Afro-Caribbean origin.

Attending for regular eye tests will help to ensure that any signs of glaucoma can be detected early and allow treatment to begin. Without treatment, glaucoma can eventually cause blindness.

Neil Berry Independent Optometrists provide glaucoma screening as part of every eye examination using eye hospital approved equipment.

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