We provide Glaucoma and Diabetic Screenings to ensure your eyes stay healthy. For further information or to book an appointment, please call 020 8518 3666.
Glaucoma is the name of a group of eye conditions which damage sight due to raised pressure within the eye. The most common form of glaucoma is 'Open Angle Glaucoma'. About 5% of people over the age of 65 develop glaucoma, but early detection and proper treatment can satisfactorily prevent blindness.
To assess your eyes for Glaucoma the following tests are necessary:
- Measure Intraocular Pressures
In people with Glaucoma the fluid used to keep the eye at a particular pressure is over produced, causing the pressure to increase to such a degree that the nerve cells near the retina begin to die off.
- Visual Field Test
- Retinal Photography
If your eye sight is sometimes better than others, it could be a sign of diabetes. Fluctuating levels of blood sugar cause changes to the shape of the lens in your eye which can cause vision to go blurry at different times of the day. Diabetes also attacks the tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye and can cause them to leak. If diabetes is left untreated or uncontrolled for a long time, the leaking blood vessels could lead to blindness.