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Glaucoma, popularly known as “Eye Pressure” or “Blackwater
Disease”, is the damage to the visual nerve due to the frequent increase
in intraocular pressure. Glaucoma begins slowly and without making itself
felt at first, then progresses quickly and causes permanent damage to the
visual nerves that will lead to irreparable vision loss.
Symptoms of Glaucoma
• Headaches that become evident in the morning
• Occasionally blurred vision
• Light rings around lights at night
• Pain around the eyes while watching television.
• Intraocular fluid is produced in a certain part of the eye in a balanced way
by constantly being renewed and in order to maintain the intraocular pressure
at a normal level and leaves the microscopic exit ways from the other part of
the eye. (This fluid is not tears in the outer layer of the eye)
• Since the eye is a closed system, when these outlet ducts are blocked, the
fluid that forms cannot escape from the eye, and consequently eye pressure
rises. This increase in intraocular pressure exerts pressure on the optic
nerve and causes damage to the visual nerve.
Factors Increasing the Risk of Glaucoma
Having a family history of glaucoma (genetic predisposition)
• Being over the age of 35
• Severe anemia or shocks
• High-low systemic blood pressure (body blood pressure)
• High Myopia
• High Hypermetropia
• Long-term cortisone treatment
• Eye injuries
• Racial factors
Periodic eye examination by an ophthalmologist and evaluating risk factors is
the most important factor in avoiding this insidious disease. Diagnosis
can be made not only by measuring eye pressure, but perhaps by considering
Glaucoma is a disease that should be diagnosed early. You can get rid of
the risk of glaucoma by having your eye examinations done regularly.
In small open wounds, splintering or glass fragments may
remain in the skin tissues or just below the surface of the tissues. If
these are not removed, they can be a cause of infection.
• Do not remove the sinking body,
• Control bleeding with direct pressure,
• Stabilize the foreign body.