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85 Hotham Street, St Kilda East, VIC 3183
Car park entrance from Chusan Street
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Glaucoma

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Glaucoma Services in Melbourne

At East St Kilda Eye Clinic, we also provide treatment for glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can result in lost sight. As the damage caused by glaucoma is permanent, eyesight cannot be restored, so it’s best to get checked by one of our doctors immediately if you’re concerned about your eyes or have a family member that shows signs of glaucoma.
 
To better understand what glaucoma is, a brief description of the eye and how it functions may help.
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Glaucoma explained

The front of the eye obtains nutrients from the aqueous, a liquid produced inside the eye which drains out through the sieve-like ‘trabecular meshwork’ at the edge of the iris. If too much aqueous is produced, this puts pressure on the eye (increased intraocular pressure), damaging the sensitive fibres which make up the optic nerve.

The optic nerve carries all the visual information from the eye to the brain for interpretation, so damage to this will lead to reduced and ultimately lost eyesight. 

Glaucoma treatment

To treat glaucoma, the aim is to either decrease the amount of aqueous produced or to increase its drainage from the eye, thus alleviating pressure on the optic nerve. This can be done using:
  • Drops
  • Laser
  • Surgery 
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help with glaucoma, then just contact the clinic to speak with our team or to make an appointment. Regular eye checks are always recommended so that any potential problems can be identified early on, and so that treatment can be started before these become too serious.

Call us today on 
03 9525 9455 to find out more about 
our treatment for glaucoma in Melbourne.

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