Glaucoma is an eye disorder characterised by raised pressure within the eyeball, resulting in progressive damage to the optic nerve in the eye and irreversible vision loss.
It is known as a silent thief of sight because it often goes undetected until substantial vision loss is already present. Depending on the type of glaucoma, it sometimes manifests as a gradual blurring of the peripheral (and eventually, central) vision. In other types, it may present as sudden blurred vision with severe eye pain and headaches. There is no known cure for glaucoma, although it can be treated with surgery and medication to slow its progression and preserve sight for a patient's lifetime.
At Lumin Eye Specialists, our glaucoma doctors offer comprehensive glaucoma evaluations and screenings in Singapore with the goal of detecting the disease before symptoms develop, or before serious vision damage is done.
You have a family history of glaucoma
You have high eye pressure during screening or by your optician
You have previous eye injuries or surgery, are on steroid medications or have diabetes or high blood pressure
You are above the age of 40
Peripheral vision assessment
Intraocular pressure assessment
Eye drainage angle evaluation
Optic nerve evaluation
Depending on the results of your evaluation, your ophthalmologist will advise you on an appropriate course of treatment. This usually involves prescription eye drops, or surgery to improve drainage of the eye, thereby alleviating high ocular pressure. We are trained in surgery using minimally invasive glaucoma implants which are proven to be effective and safe. Reach out to our specialist eye clinic for a detailed glaucoma evaluation in Singapore today.