Every 8th person in India is at risk of developing Glaucoma. Know its symptoms and treatment.

Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a dangerous eye disease which we call black cataract in common language. This disease damages the optic nerve. This is the same optic nerve through which the information seen by the eye reaches your brain. Glaucoma is usually caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye. Increased pressure inside the eye can destroy the tissues of the optic nerve, which can lead to vision loss and blindness.

The optic nerve is very sensitive, so if there is any pressure on it, it gets blocked and the vision stops. According to the information received from Dr. Reena Chaudhary, COO and Medical Director of Glaucoma Department of Eye Hospital, Glaucoma is usually silent vision. Loss of vision causes mild eye pain, headache, and a sensation of rainbow colors around light.

What the National Health Portal report says

Recent figures from the National Health Portal show that India and China have the highest prevalence of glaucoma. In India, about 40 million people, or every 8th person, have or are at risk of developing glaucoma. Age 40 years and older Among people in the world, about 11.2 million suffer from glaucoma, of which 1.1 million are blind, including children. In Asia, glaucoma is projected to affect an additional 27.8 million individuals by 2040.

these people are at higher risk of glaucoma

< span class="Y2IQFc" lang="hi">If glaucoma is caught early, more damage to your vision can be avoided.

From Glaucoma  how to defend

Regular eye exams and mass screening can facilitate early detection and prevention.Last  If it is diagnosed in the stage, then it can be treated with surgery. After the age of 40, the chances of getting glaucoma increase, in such a situation, keep getting regular checkups done. According to experts, to avoid glaucoma, eye pressure should be checked at least once a year. With this, glaucoma can be controlled in time. The pressure on the eye can be reduced in the treatment of glaucoma. For this, eye drops, medicines, laser, surgery may also have to be done if needed.

Disclaimer: Before following the methods, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, do consult a doctor or related expert.

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