PRESERVING YOUR VISION
When it comes to preserving your eyesight after being diagnosed with glaucoma, compliance with your medication is of the utmost importance. A rise in eye pressure – even by a small degree – is the biggest factor in the progression of glaucoma. Forgetting your treatment risks serious vision loss.
Research indicates that up to 50% of glaucoma patients take none of their medication! Many others use their eye drops only now and then, or are using them incorrectly.
While it’s difficult to comply with a treatment for a chronic disease, it is so important in preventing blindness. Because of this, it’s a good idea to be honest with your doctor if you’re having trouble sticking to your eye drop regime. There might be a risk that your eye specialist will opt for an unnecessary change of medication, or even surgery, if they misunderstand how much medication you have been using.
Similarly, if you’re experiencing unpleasant side effects, say so. There are different medications available, and the solution may be as simple as trying a new one that will work better for you. Find out more about eye drops over in our FAQs section.
You want your sight to last you for life! The only way of maintaining your vision with glaucoma is persevering and complying your treatment – day after day and year after year.