If you experience gradual reduction in visual acuity or visual field defect, it is important that you visit us as soon as possible so that we can find the cause. If an increased intraocular pressure is detected in the background of the problems, your complaints are caused by glaucoma with high probability.
Assessment will determine the exact type of glaucoma and which treatment type is best solution for you.
Glaucoma is an insidious disease which does not cause any symptoms for a long time; however, cells may be damaged already. Some types cause with strong pain and visual impairment. It may also be associated to other diseases. It may evolve even at young age, and some are born with it.
Regular ophthalmological assessments are important also if free of complaints and symptoms, especially over 40 years of age, in order to detect the problem as soon as possible and diagnose symptom-free but pathological conditions in time. In case of glaucoma, regular ophthalmological follow-up is extremely important to preserve vision quality.
Glaucoma affects 2% of the Hungarian population, and it leads to slowly progressing, gradual damage of cells and nerve fibres caused by permanently increased intraocular pressure, abnormally large daily fluctuation of pressure, and abnormal regulation of blood circulation of the optical nerve papilla.
Screening and investigation consists of measuring of the intraocular pressure, assessment of the iridocorneal angle, fundus assessment, visual field assessment and nerve fibre analysis with OCT-angiography. It can be treated with eye drops, laser therapy or surgically if needed.
This project is funded by the European Union and the Hungarian Government. (GINOP1.3.2-15-2018-00039)