Glaucoma is a condition where the eye tension, or ocular pressure, may be elevated. It is crucial that you have the eye tension measured on a regular basis. Glaucoma testing can be done by your optometrist when you go for your regular eye exam.
They usually use an air puff tonometer, or you can have it done at Clinica London as part of an ocular health examination by Dr Laura Crawley. Dr Crawley will use the appellation tonometer, called the Goldmann Appellation Tonometer (GAT). The GAT is regarded as being slightly more accurate. It will measure the corneal thickness, scan the disc, and make sure there is no low tension glaucoma where, as the word suggests, the pressures are normal, but there is still evidence of glaucoma.
If you have a family history of glaucoma you are regarded as having risk factors. Therefore, you will need to have an eye pressure check-up, along with pachymetry (corneal thickness) and OCT to look at the disc and retina. This will be invaluable to you for your peace of mind
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