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Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when pressure builds up in the eye due to a build-up of fluid inside the eye that is not circulating and draining as it should due to a blockage in the drainage angle which causes damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma more commonly manifests in seniors however it can affect people of any age. As we age, the cornea thickens, which can cause narrowing of the drainage angle between the iris and the cornea especially for people that are susceptible to angle narrowing. Regular eye exams are critical for detecting glaucoma early in individuals at highest risk of blindness from glaucoma. Glaucoma can go unnoticed because it is very difficult to observe any changes in vision from one day to the next, as glaucoma progresses very slowly and is not painful. There are no major environmental factors that have been identified to be directly associated with glaucoma.

It is recommended by optometrists that individuals under the aged of 61 get an eye test every two years, and once every year for those over 61. Glaucoma can be detected by measuring eye pressure and assessing the optic nerve. There is no cure for glaucoma, however there are several treatment methods to prevent deterioration of eye condition.

    • Eye Drops help to reduce the reduce the pressure built up in the eye by assists with the drainage of the built-up fluid.
    • Oral Medications will work with eye drops to keep glaucoma in check.
    • Laser Treatment is effective in unclogging fluid within the eye but is not a permanent solution.
    • MIGS are minimally invasive glaucoma surgery which lower the pressure build up.
    • Conventional Surgery is the most effective form of treatment which involves making an incision that creates a new way from the fluid to drain, which will prevent future pressure build up and optic nerve damage

Prior to providing services, we will visit the client’s home and conduct a free home safety assessment and decide whether safety measure need to be put in place, such as non-slip mates in the bathroom, handrails, and lights.

Gratitude In-Home care provides all the services that government home care packages fund for, such as

      • Personal care
      • Palliative care
      • Overnight & 24-hour care
      • Respite care
      • Medication assistance
      • Nursing services
      • After hospital care
      • Companionship
      • Shopping support and meal preparation
      • Gardening and home maintenance
      • Transport support
      • Assistance with household tasks
      • Community access

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