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What are the most common types of glaucoma? According to the IAPB, primary open angle glaucoma, or POAG, and primary angle closure glaucoma, or PACG, are the most common types of the condition.
Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure (IOP for short)
The other key speakers said the LGH was housing the latest equipment, including OCT and automated visual field test, to diagnose patients with glaucoma and that the most experienced surgeons were performing all types of glaucoma surgeries.
Store director Julie Pritchard said: "With chronic glaucoma, the visual loss can initially be very subtle and occurs just beyond your central vision, progressing slowly inwards towards your central vision and outwards into the periphery.
Genetics—Do you have a parent or grandparent who was diagnosed with glaucoma? A family history of the disease increases the likelihood of developing glaucoma by about 20 percent (according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation).
The evolution of the definition of glaucoma can be classified into three historical periods.[2]
He also said unfortunately there are no clear-cut symptoms of glaucoma and many patients find them suffering from this disease when it has already reached advanced stage.
Once the diagnosis of glaucoma is made, a further challenge is that patients from vulnerable groups may be less likely to adhere to prescribed treatment.
He regretted 90 per cent of the population in the country has no awareness about this disease, resultantly, more and more people are becoming permanently blind in Pakistan due to untreated glaucoma added.
Retinal perfusion is autoregulated, but vascular dysfunction is common in open-angle glaucoma. (7) In addition, systemic blood pressure and other systemic parameters may vary between visits, as is commonly seen in the elderly glaucoma population.
"Many blinding eye diseases, like glaucoma, are without symptoms during the early stages," says ophthalmologist JoAnn Giaconi, MD, surgeon, UCLA Medical Center.