Glaucoma/ Diabetic/AMD

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve which transmits visual information becomes damaged. The most common form of the disease is without symptoms. This is why regular screening of the over 40s and people with a family history of glaucoma is recommended. Screening involves a full examination with an eye pressure check and visual field examination. You may be called back for a review of the pressures at a different time of the day should the need arise. Referral for a specialist opinion may follow if signs are found.

Diabetes. People with diabetes may be at risk of developing associated eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. We screen for this condition and will refer you for medical opinion should signs be found.

Macular Degeneration or age related macular degeneration AMD is a progressive condition which can affect people as they get older. Central vision becomes affected but peripheral vision is retained. Early detection and treatment may slow the progress of the disease. Regular eye examination of the over 50s and people with a family of AMD is reccommended.

Research has shown that avoiding smoking and keeping to a healthy diet incorporating green vegetables, spinach, kale, and broccoli may help to reduce the risk of getting the disease.