Your expert guide to glaucoma
You may have had some tests for glaucoma, or you may have had a diagnosis for the condition, and your healthcare professional has recommended you to this website. In the following videos, leading experts in eye conditions explain what glaucoma is, what tests may be done for the condition, how it is treated, and tips for you on how to administer eye-drop medication for glaucoma.
What is glaucoma?
Professor Philip Bloom
Glaucoma Consultant, Western Eye Hospital, London
A build-up of pressure in the eye, or glaucoma, affects 700,000 people in the UK. Around 50% of them don’t realise they have it because there are no symptoms, but it still needs to be treated in order to avoid long-term visual problems. Phillip Bloom describes what glaucoma is and why it is important to have regular eye checks that can identify it, as well as treatments that can help to manage the condition.
Key words: optic nerve; open-angle glaucoma; angle-closure glaucoma; asymptomatic; peripheral vision; ocular hypertension; iris; pupil; cornea; trabecular meshwork; optometrist; visual field; tonometry.