My grandpa got glaucoma. His eyesight drops recently. He wants to know that will glaucoma lead to blindness. What is glaucoma? Is there any relationship between glaucoma and blindness? How to prevent the blindness?
Glaucoma is a group of diseases. These diseases can damage our eye's optic nerve. Glaucoma will cause vision loss and blindness. But if you have diagnosed the disease and apply with early treatment, you can avoid blindness. So the early detection and treatment of glaucoma is very important. It is the best way to prevent blindness. So you can tell your grandpa that he need to have eyes examines every one to two years.
It is said that glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness in the United States. While anyone can get glaucoma, some people may get it over age 40, everyone over age 60. Kid, you can tell your grandpa that he needs an eye exam timely. I think only the doctor can help him at this moment. Eye drops are usually prescribed for treating glaucoma. Before using it we should wash our hands. And hold the bottle upside down.