Early treatment of glaucoma can prevent blindness
Nearly 1.3 crore people in the age group of 30-60 years are affected by glaucoma in India. Of them, over 15 lakh have become blind.
This is because unlike cataract, glaucoma is irreversible and usually has no signs. However, blindness due to glaucoma can be prevented with early treatment.
It is important to diagnose it early, especially among those who have a family history and in people above 40 years.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, usually due to high eye pressure. It normally happens when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye.