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Managing glaucoma

01/06/2017

Medical supervision and following the appropriate guidelines can keep glaucoma inactive and minimise its effects on the optic nerve.

1. Anticipation is vital  

People at risk of glaucoma can end up developing it if they are not treated. Periodic check-ups and, if necessary, advanced treatment are our best course of action.

2. Correct diagnosis

Beyond the measurement of eye pressure, patients with signs of glaucoma are subjected to a pachymetry. This is a test that measures corneal thickness, which determines the right pressure for each patient.

3. Follow the instructions of your ophthalmologist

When glaucoma is diagnosed, it is necessary to monitor it continuously and to keep taking the medicines you have been prescribed. If you suffer from glaucoma and you have been prescribed medication, follow the instructions.

4. Inform your medical team about it

Your doctors should be told that you suffer from glaucoma and about the medication you are taking. And if you are experiencing side effects, let your ophthalmologist know.

5. Watch your diet

The right diet, containing omega-3, vitamins C, E and B1, DHA and antioxidants, can help to improve your visual health. You should also avoid consuming trans fat and too many carbohydrates.

6. Lead a healthy life

Look after yourself. Do moderate aerobic activities.

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