IN India eye specialists do not wake up till patients have lost at least one eye to Glaucoma........Alok
I have been going for eye check up regularly but all opthals failed to detect my loss of peripheral vision. Cause ??????.........They only look for number correction and cataract. They don't expect anyone to come up with glaucoma???
There can be simple ways to detect onset of Glaucoma / partial peripheral vision loss. Even if they paint a wall with rainbow colors or so and ask all those coming for check ups specially post age 50 then these people can be asked to see the wall and whether they can see the entire wall or not and all colors or not.
I on my own realized that when a opthal asks me to see their monitor to check eye nos. from one eye I can see wider area where as from other eye I can see only the monitor. I emphatically told this to ophthalmologist who otherwise were sending me off again and again by saying that there is a early cataract. By this time I had lost 75% vision in my right eye. Will all eye hospitals/ docs make check of probable glaucoma as part of their routine check? Or they will continue to wait till patients of Glaucoma come at end stage?????.............Alok
Researchers identify an early indicator of glaucoma
February 17, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - A recent study reveals that certain changes in the blood vessels of the retina of the eye can be an early warning that a person is at increased risk of glaucoma, an eye disease that little by little robs people of their peripheral vision.
Using diagnostic photos and other data from Australian Blue Mountains Eye Study, the researchers showed that patients who had abnormally narrow retinal arteries at baseline were also those who were more likely to have glaucoma after 10 years. If confirmed by further research, this finding could give ophthalmologists a new way to identify and treat people who are more vulnerable to the loss of vision because of glaucoma.