GLAUCOMA DETECTION AND MONITORING
McGregor Opticians are part of the ‘IOP (intra ocular pressure) Repeat Readings’ Scheme. High eye pressure can lead to glaucoma but many people have high pressures without ever getting glaucoma. We can save a trip to hospital to get the pressures re-checked several times.
If you have high eye pressures AND a problem with your ‘visual field’ (edges of your vision) or other signs of glaucoma, then we would refer you straight away. Treatment is with regular eye drops and only rarely is surgery required.
We can provide the ultimate in reassurance about the health of your eye regarding glaucoma with the OCT scanner. This can detect changes near the optic nerve well before any other signs. It is also very useful in monitoring the condition. Early diagnosis means more sight saved.