Glaucoma treatment

How Glaucoma effects our vision

Glaucoma may have no effect on vision in its earliest stages, as the disease can progress slowly over many years with no loss of vision or pain at all. However, over time, a person with Glaucoma may notice his or her side (peripheral) vision gradually failing. For example, objects directly in front may still be seen clearly, but objects to the side, or near the corner of the eye, may be missed.

Glaucoma may affect one or both eyes and, unlike some other eye conditions, loss of eyesight caused by glaucoma is not reversible.

Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral vision, and will suffer from ‘tunnel vision’. Over time even central vision may decrease, until eventually no vision remains