Common myths about glaucoma
Ophthalmologist Divya Perumal says glaucoma can affect anyone, even if you have excellent vision.
While glaucoma is more commonly seen among patients over 40, Perumal says glaucoma can affect people of all ages, including babies.
Perumal says many patients are diagnosed with glaucoma despite having no family history of the disease.
If diagnosed early enough, most patients will not go blind if they are compliant with treatment guidelines. Eye drops are usually prescribed in the first instance. Some patients may be able to take advantage of new MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery) technology such as the Glaukos iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Pass System, which may stop the progression of glaucoma in some patients when detected early.