What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that often progressively and subtly damage the optic nerve, which sends visual information to the brain. Peripheral vision is often affected and elevated eye pressure is usually present, often without symptoms.
The Glaucoma Guide

Detection and follow-up

Glaucoma leads to visual disability undetected by the patient until the disease is already advanced.
Only an ophthalmologist, through regular exams, can detect and treat correctly glaucoma.
The detection methods

Treatment of glaucoma

As a general law, all glaucomas must be treated. In most cases, eye drops are sufficient for lowering ocular pressure and stopping the evolution of the disease.
Nevertheless, in certain cases, laser treatment or surgery is necessary.
Treatment types

Dr. Nicolas  MAVRAKANAS M.D.

FMH Ophtalmologie – Ophtalmochirurgie

Previously chef de clinique in Geneva University Hospital
Fellowship training in glaucoma for 3 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre

Detection and follow-up

Glaucoma is often a painless and insidious disease that leads to visual disability undetected by the patient until the disease is already advanced. Only an ophthalmologist, through regular exams, can detect and treat correctly glaucoma. Those exams are essential if your tension has risen, if members of your family suffer from glaucoma or if you are more than 40 years old. Read more >

Do you need a consultation?

There are virtually no symptoms of glaucoma until significant vision is lost. The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get tested. Don’t hesitate to request an appointment.

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