Glaucoma archive

This Clinica London blog is to inform our patients about the glaucoma condition, the different treatments, and the technology and techniques we use to treat it.

Chronic glaucoma is the most common chronic ophthalmological condition, and also one of the most common causes of treatable blindness in the world. It is important to get a proper diagnosis early to avoid irreversible damage to the optic nerve.

Treatments for this condition range from eye drops, laser treatment, surgery, or specialised treatment provided by the specialist. The treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and the type. At Clinica London, Ms Laura Crawley is our glaucoma specialist. She is highly trained and experienced as an ophthalmic surgeon with publications in peer-reviewed journals and is an author of the Medical Student Eye Book called “Ophthalmology at a Glance” and its second edition published in 2014. To learn more about the condition or Ms Laura Crawley, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, follow our blog or contact us.

Blogs about glaucoma

Event debrief: Glaucoma Masterclass for GP’s and Optometrists by Laura Crawley

Consultant Ophthalmologist Laura Crawley instructed a Glaucoma Masterclass for GP's and Optometrists at Clinica London

By |2017-04-04T11:14:36+00:00March 29th, 2017|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley, Past Events, Professional Events|Comments Off on Event debrief: Glaucoma Masterclass for GP’s and Optometrists by Laura Crawley

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week This week is World Glaucoma Week. The number of people with glaucoma is expected to increase to 76 million in 2020. There is still a huge lack of awareness of this potentially blinding condition meaning that a significant number of people have advanced sight loss by the time they see [...]

By |2017-05-11T06:44:34+00:00March 10th, 2017|Glaucoma|Comments Off on World Glaucoma Week

Glaucoma and retinal degeneration risk is reduced by physical fitness and aerobic exercise

Glaucoma and retinal degeneration risk is reduced by physical fitness and aerobic exercise One of the risk factors for glaucoma is something called low ocular profusion pressure (OPP). Paul J Foster and his colleagues have completed a study of just under 6,000 men and women to look at the relationship between physical activity [...]

By |2017-04-04T11:12:47+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Glaucoma|Comments Off on Glaucoma and retinal degeneration risk is reduced by physical fitness and aerobic exercise

Aerobic Exercise Reduces Risk of Glaucoma and Retinal Degeneration

Have you gone for a jog or a long walk today? If not, you should. Exercise could reduce your risk of glaucoma, read more about it on my blog.

By |2017-04-04T15:27:58+00:00December 1st, 2016|Glaucoma, News|Comments Off on Aerobic Exercise Reduces Risk of Glaucoma and Retinal Degeneration

Frequently asked questions about glaucoma – part 2

Frequently asked questions about Glaucoma - Part 2 Today, I want to let you know about exciting treatments for Glaucoma, available at Clinica London from Consultant Ophthalmologist Laura Crawley. For other frequently asked questions about glaucoma, click here. If you are worried you may have glaucoma, you should seek the advice of [...]

By |2017-04-04T11:46:08+00:00July 13th, 2016|Glaucoma|Comments Off on Frequently asked questions about glaucoma – part 2

Frequently asked questions about Glaucoma – Part 1

Frequently asked questions about glaucoma - Part 1 Today I want to introduce you to some frequently asked question about Glaucoma because it is an important eye disease, which can cause a gradual loss of vision. If picked up early, it can be treated by Consultant Ophthalmologist Laura Crawley, and very useful vision can be kept. [...]

By |2017-03-30T13:19:18+00:00July 11th, 2016|Glaucoma|Comments Off on Frequently asked questions about Glaucoma – Part 1

Treating glaucoma with lasers and surgery

Treating glaucoma with lasers and surgery Laser treatment and surgery can be as effective as drops in lowering the IOP. It is a good alternative to drops in some patients. Glaucoma laser treatment Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a laser treatment that can reduce the IOP by 20-30%, as much as an eye drop in [...]

By |2017-05-11T06:13:22+00:00March 31st, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on Treating glaucoma with lasers and surgery

Glaucoma treatment: using drops to manage glaucoma

Glaucoma treatment: using drops to manage glaucoma When drops are prescribed they should be used forever. Unlike antibiotics, it is not a course of treatment. There are 4 main groups of glaucoma eye drops: Prostaglandin analogues- latanoprost, travoprost, bimatoprost & tafluprost These are used once daily at night. They are the most effective of [...]

By |2017-05-11T05:40:03+00:00March 24th, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on Glaucoma treatment: using drops to manage glaucoma