Glaucoma is a series of optic nerve disorders. Most of the time the disease develops slowly, insidiously and goes unnoticed.
An accelerated loss of nerve fibers linking the eye to the brain causes a slow and imperceptible deterioration of the visual field because the quality of central vision is only compromised very late in the course of the disease.
It is therefore for the ophthalmologist to conduct an “investigation” into potential glaucoma. Several elements will be checked in all patients over 40 years. Intraocular pressure is an important risk factor for the development of the disease. But there are others!
The eye fundus is key in the the optic nerve evaluation. We regularly make a picture of it so we can compare its appearance across visits.