Glaucoma and cataracts are both serious eye disorders that if left untreated can result in vision loss and can cause the health of your eyes to deteriorate. Cataract is the leading cause of treatable blindness and glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.
Both glaucoma and cataracts are age related conditions that come in gradually and can have different symptoms and presentations. It is important to get an expert diagnosis to determine your condition so that you can receive the correct treatment.
Both glaucoma and cataracts carry some similar risk factors, but they have different causes and you will see different outcomes from your treatment.
Your eyes are filled with a fluid called aqueous humour. Glaucoma develops when there is too much fluid pressure that builds-up inside of the eye as not enough of it can drain out from your natural channels. This can cause your optic nerve fibres to become permanently damaged, which leads to loss of vision.
The Eye Surgeon in Kent will be able to examine your eyes and diagnose your eye condition. With glaucoma, you may be diagnosed with mainly one of two types: open-angle and closed-angle.