Dr Jovina See is featured in Prime Magazine regarding Glaucoma

Last updated on 1 Nov 2019, News

What is GLAUCOMA?

It is a group of eye disorders that eventually lead to optic nerve damage, which can lead to vision loss or complete blindness. Glaucoma accounts for 40% of blindness in Singapore. 50% of people affected by glaucoma don’t even know they have it.

Risk Factors:

  1. Advancing age
  2. Family history of glaucoma
  3. Long term steroid use
  4. Medical history of diabetes and heart disease

Treatment:

  1. Pressure-lowering eye drops
  2. Laser treatment
  3. Eye Surgery

Advice:

Visit the eye doctor to screen for glaucoma, especially if you have the above risk factors.