VISION FOR GLAUCOMA

WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?

Unlike most other diseases you often don’t notice you have glaucoma until the disease is very advanced.

The eye, being like a traditional camera with a lens and film (retina) is connected to the brain with an electrical cable (the optic nerve). This nerve / electrical cable degenerates gradually in everyone.

Unfortunately, it can degenerate more quickly than it should when the pressure within the eye is too high (glaucoma).

Because the brain can compensate so well for optic nerve loss it is only when almost all the nerve is lost do you notice a change in vision.

An example of brain compensation you can see for yourself. How many boats are there the background, and how many were there to begin with?

CONSULTANT OPHTHALMIC SURGEON, PORTSMOUTH

Specialist interest in glaucoma

EDUCATION

Magdalene College,

Cambridge

1994-1997

Medical sciences and physiology

Oriel College,

Oxford

1997-2000

Clinical medicine and surgery

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital,

London

2010-2014

MRC funded PhD

"If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done"

Thomas Jefferson

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Queen Alexandra Hospita, Southwick Hill Rd, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK

123-456-7890

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