Glaucoma and It’s Risk Factors


Glaucoma is an eye problem that causes blindness due to damage to the optic nerve. Often, this has become a concern in our rehabilitation center at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center. But, how exactly does this happen?

Inside our eyes, an intraocular fluid that fills the cavity behind the lenses of our eyes is normally drained through our eyes’ drainage system. When this fluid drains too slowly or stops draining, the intraocular fluid will increase the pressure inside the eyes, resulting in optic nerve problems that will eventually lead to vision loss.

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma has no symptoms but damages the peripheral vision first. Meanwhile, Chronic and Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma gives the individual a halo-like image around lights and a nauseating feeling, respectively. The damage caused by Glaucoma is highly irreversible. Hence, it is important to reach out to family-centered healthcare eye clinics like ours before it’s too late.

As providers of eye rehabilitation services, hereunder are the common causes of Glaucoma that we have encountered:

  • Old age. The older a person is, the higher the risk.
  • Genetics. The risk of having Glaucoma is hereditary.
  • Pre-existing eye conditions and related conditions. People with eye problems like blurred vision or eye injury as well as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease are at a higher risk of developing Glaucoma.
  • Medication history. Those who used corticosteroid eye drops, ointments, and medications like prednisone contribute to the development of eye problems.

Keep your eyes healthy by going to regular check-ups and rehabilitation. Book your appointment today to avail our long term care & short term rehabilitation in Oswego, New York!

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