To prevent blindness, eye doctors will suggest glaucoma screening at age of 40 years.But in people with glasses for nearsighted, screening should be done early because a greater risk of glaucoma taxable.
According to one study, farsightedness or myopi make someone’s eyes 2-fold more vulnerable to glaucoma. This disorder is characterized by increased eye pressure, resulting in reduced field of vision and long may become blind.
Most ophthalmologists would recommend screening of glaucoma when someone entered the age of 40 years. But specifically for people with nearsightedness, eye doctor from California, Kimberly Cockerham, MD recommends screening should be done since the age of 20 years.
As with other diseases, glaucoma is more easily remedied if detected early. Screening in patients with myopia needs to be done early because this group is more at risk of permanent blindness due to eye damage in glaucoma.
“If you always need glasses while driving or watching a movie, you are obliged eyes examined at least once a year,” said Dr. Cockerham is quoted from MensHealth.com.
Scientists have until now not known exactly how the two can be interconnected, but suspected it is influenced form of the eye in patients with nearsightedness which tend to be longer like eggs. According to research, such as eye shape is more susceptible to glaucoma.
Other allegations are growing more associated with genetic factors. Several studies have shown, the nature or one’s talent to get glaucoma and myopia appears more frequently in family history as a single package that is inherited together.
A clear relationship between glaucoma and myopia again evidenced in a recent publication that was published in the journal Ophthalmology. The publication contains a review of 11 previous studies indicate, the risk of glaucoma in patients with nearsightedness 90 percent higher than average.
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