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Dr Jovina See is featured in Prime Magazine regarding Glaucoma

11 Feb 2018

What is GLAUCOMA?

It is a group of eye disorders that eventually lead to optic nerve damage, which can lead to vision loss of complete blindness.

Glaucoma accounts for 40% of blindness in Singapore.

50% of people affected by glaucoma don't even know they have it.

Risk Factors:

(1) Advancing age

(2) Family history of glaucoma

(3) Long term steroid use

(4) Medical history of diabetes and heart disease

Treatment:

(1) Pressure-lowering eye drops

(2) Laser treatment

(3) Eye Surgery

Advice:

Visit the eye doctor to screen for glaucoma, especially if you have the above risk factors.


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