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6 empowering tips for coping with Glaucoma: Insights from an eye doctor

Published on Apr 27, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Insider's guide to Glaucoma management: 6 expert tips by an eye doctor

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Glaucoma, often referred to as the "silent thief of sight," is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, leading to progressive vision loss. Aware of the challenges that individuals face when diagnosed with glaucoma, Dr Swati Agarwal, Eye Surgeon and Consults on Practo, assured in an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, that it's possible to maintain a good quality of life with proper awareness and management strategies. She recommended some tips for coping with glaucoma - (Photo by Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 27, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Glaucoma, often referred to as the "silent thief of sight," is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, leading to progressive vision loss. Aware of the challenges that individuals face when diagnosed with glaucoma, Dr Swati Agarwal, Eye Surgeon and Consults on Practo, assured in an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, that it's possible to maintain a good quality of life with proper awareness and management strategies. She recommended some tips for coping with glaucoma - (Photo by Shutterstock)

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1. Regular Eye Exams: Early detection is key to managing glaucoma. Schedule regular eye exams with your ophthalmologist to monitor your eye health and detect any changes in your condition.(Photo by ANTONI SHKRABA) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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1. Regular Eye Exams: Early detection is key to managing glaucoma. Schedule regular eye exams with your ophthalmologist to monitor your eye health and detect any changes in your condition.(Photo by ANTONI SHKRABA)

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2. Follow Treatment Plans: Glaucoma treatment often involves prescription eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, or surgery. It's crucial to follow your doctor's recommendations and adhere to your treatment plan to control intraocular pressure and prevent further vision loss.(Photo by Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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2. Follow Treatment Plans: Glaucoma treatment often involves prescription eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, or surgery. It's crucial to follow your doctor's recommendations and adhere to your treatment plan to control intraocular pressure and prevent further vision loss.(Photo by Pexels)

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3. Monitor Intraocular Pressure, Structural and Functional changes in optic nerve: These indicate worsening glaucoma and may require adjustments to your treatment plan.(Photo by Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Monitor Intraocular Pressure, Structural and Functional changes in optic nerve: These indicate worsening glaucoma and may require adjustments to your treatment plan.(Photo by Freepik)

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4. Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and avoid stress and smoking.(Photo by Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and avoid stress and smoking.(Photo by Unsplash)

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5. Seek Support: Join a support group or connect with others who are living with glaucoma. Sharing experiences and tips with others can provide valuable emotional support and practical advice for coping with the condition.(Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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5. Seek Support: Join a support group or connect with others who are living with glaucoma. Sharing experiences and tips with others can provide valuable emotional support and practical advice for coping with the condition.(Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash)

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6. Stay Informed: Educate yourself about glaucoma and stay informed about advancements in treatment options. Knowledge empowers you to take an active role in managing your eye health and making informed decisions about your care. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine and working closely with your eye care team, you can effectively cope with glaucoma and maintain a high quality of life. Remember, early detection and proactive management are key to preserving your vision for years to come.(Photo by Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 27, 2024 07:00 AM IST

6. Stay Informed: Educate yourself about glaucoma and stay informed about advancements in treatment options. Knowledge empowers you to take an active role in managing your eye health and making informed decisions about your care. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine and working closely with your eye care team, you can effectively cope with glaucoma and maintain a high quality of life. Remember, early detection and proactive management are key to preserving your vision for years to come.(Photo by Unsplash)

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