Testing for Glaucoma Necessary?
It should have been done every year but you know, time flies by and before you know it three years have passed! This is how the test is done. A small amount of pressure is applied to the eye by a tiny device or by a warm puff of air. This is done without any drops. It's not painful, it is just annoying and for the over sensitive person like me, I blink my eyes too often, afraid of the puff of air to come, resulting in multiple shots of air onto my eyes. If the eye pressure is too high, you need to have your eyes checked more thoroughly. If the pressure is fine, you're good to go.
However, times have changed!, and nowadays we know that eye pressure measurement is not a 100% guarantee that you haven't developed glaucoma. Your eye doctor needs to have a close look at the inside of your eyes to determine if there is any damage of the eye nerves.
I had a test done yesterday. Again, this is not painful, just annoying. You get a few eye drops, they sting slightly, and they are not meant to numb your eyes but are meant to widen your pupils so the eye doctor can have a good look at the inside of your eyes. The results are in straigh away.
Next, you can have your eye pressure checked every year by your optometrist, or, you can have this more thorough test done by your eye doctor once every three years. Or, do both. As for my results, they are fine and this is a great feeling ofcourse. For those who do get diagnosed with glaucoma: the sooner the diagnosis, the better. This way eye pressure and inflammation can be kept under conrol so damage can be limited to a minimum.
Foods and Glaucoma
Health Sense wouldn't be Health Sense if there wasn't some information on food related to this article. Great foods for eye health related to glaucoma:
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