2. Changes In The Eyeball
Glaucoma in many cases is detected by periodically testing your eyes with your Ophthalmologist. Regular testing is recommended amongst patients who have a family history with Glaucoma, as well as those who have experienced eye injuries or an accident related to the eyes. Due to adults over 40 is more prone to different strains or Glaucoma, it is also recommended that they too have eye examinations conducted at least every year to two. This is important as many patients living with Glaucoma, are sometimes unaware until it is too late.
These visual tests not only assist their doctors to monitor any gradual changes in the eye that may occur but to also note any development in the shape of the eye or changes as they often result in problems around the flow of the gas in the eye. Eye specialists conduct visual acuity tests; visual field tests, dilated eye exam tests, tonometry, pachymetry, ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, and optic nerve imaging.