Before I start the counselling process with a newly diagnosed patient, I usually ask them what their current understanding of a specific condition or procedure is. In the context of glaucoma, the answer is usually either “high pressure” or “it causes blindness”.
There is so much more to glaucoma. Yes, it CAN cause blindness, but doesn’t have to. Yes, the intra-ocular pressure is often high, but not always. I recently wrote a post for Sandhurst Eye Centre‘s Facebook Page on some of the advances in glaucoma surgery, and in it I mention useful posts by my colleagues on the same page. Have a look, and see our other recent social media posts as well.