Thief of vision——Glaucoma

The second leading cause of blindness in the world

What is glaucoma?

Also known as "the thief of vision", the examination of optic papilla atrophy and depression, and visual field defect and vision decline. The normal outflow channel of aqueous humor slows down or even stops outflow, which leads to the increase of intraocular pressure; the increase of intraocular pressure leads to optic atrophy and visual field defect.

Types ofGlaucoma

  • 01

    Acute angle-closure glaucoma

  • 02

    Chronic angle closure glaucoma

  • 03

    Primary open angle glaucoma

With current medical technology, vision can't be recovered once the glaucoma leads to vision loss.

Prevention is key to prevent glaucoma

  • 1.Pay attention to your mental state: stay calm, maintain a positive mood and avoid excessive emotional fluctuations;
  • 2.Pay attention to eye hygiene: don't rub eyes with hands, don't wipe eyes with dirty towels, don't overuse eyes;
  • 3.Actively prevent and control chronic diseases: including ocular and systemic diseases, and pay attention to drug effects;
  • 4.If you have a history of glaucoma in family members, you need regular examinations to prevent sudden loss of vision

Which people are susceptible to glaucoma?

  • People aged 40+
  • People who have hyper presbyopia or high myopia
  • People with family history of glaucoma
  • Patients with cardiovascular diseases or diabetes

Who needs to check glaucoma regularly?

  • 01

    People with high myopia or hyper presbyopia (people who get presbyopia at an early age)

  • 02

    People with family history of glaucoma (within 3 generations)

  • 03

    People with cardiovascular diseases or diabetes

  • 04

    People who like to stay up late, play with mobile phones or surf the Internet on the computer with lights turned off at night

  • 05

    People who have a short temper or depression

  • 06

    People aged 40+ with frequent headaches or eye distension

  • 07

    People who regularly use glucocorticoids throughout the body, skin or eyes

Check one by one using a complete set of equipment

  • Non-contact intraocular pressure check

  • Digital slit lamp check

  • Fundus photography check

Glaucoma Doctors

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He is a highly experienced cataract and glaucoma surgeon. A/Prof Roberts has been honoured with Global Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other international societies for his contributions to scientific and educational programs and to the field of ophthalmology. His clinical and research interests are numerous and include the development and utilisation of new and innovative technologies and therapies in ophthalmology, medical ethics and education. He has published over 60 research articles, book chapters and editorials and given over 200 presentations at scientific meetings around the world. He has also served on the editorial board of a number of journals and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Cataract textbook and sits on various government, industry, university and professional advisory boards. He is the Medical Director of Vision Eye Institute.

Honglian Qi

Associate Chief Physician & Director of Jingjiang Guangming Eye Hospital

The daughter of Qi Hanqin, director of the Ophthalmology Department of Gushan Hospital, a famous Jiangsu eye doctor. She studied medicine from her father after graduating from Yangzhou Health School and has been engaged in ophthalmology for more than 30 years. She is good at ocular surface diseases, ocular trauma, keratitis and various glaucoma surgeries. She is the first to carry out phacoemulsification and intraocular lens surgery in Jingjiang, which has won unanimous praise from patients with eye diseases.

Xinsheng Yang

Associate Chief Physician & Director of Nantong Zeming Hospital

Having graduated from Xinxiang Medical University in 1991, Dr. Yang has engaged in ophthalmology for more than 20 years. He is experienced at cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment and corneal transplantation surgeries, has solid professional skills, and is proficient in the treatment of fundus and ocular surface diseases. So far, he has completed more than 10,000 cataract phacoemulsification and ICL surgeries and more than 3,000 vitrectomy surgeries. Focusing on academic and clinical research, he has published more than 10 papers in provincial journals, and has deep clinical experience and teaching experience.

Glaucoma Doctors

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He is a highly experienced cataract and glaucoma surgeon. A/Prof Roberts has been honoured with Global Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other international societies for his contributions to scientific and educational programs and to the field of ophthalmology. His clinical and research interests are numerous and include the development and utilisation of new and innovative technologies and therapies in ophthalmology, medical ethics and education. He has published over 60 research articles, book chapters and editorials and given over 200 presentations at scientific meetings around the world. He has also served on the editorial board of a number of journals and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Cataract textbook and sits on various government, industry, university and professional advisory boards. He is the Medical Director of Vision Eye Institute.

Honglian Qi

Associate Chief Physician & Director of Jingjiang Guangming Eye Hospital

The daughter of Qi Hanqin, director of the Ophthalmology Department of Gushan Hospital, a famous Jiangsu eye doctor. She studied medicine from her father after graduating from Yangzhou Health School and has been engaged in ophthalmology for more than 30 years. She is good at ocular surface diseases, ocular trauma, keratitis and various glaucoma surgeries. She is the first to carry out phacoemulsification and intraocular lens surgery in Jingjiang, which has won unanimous praise from patients with eye diseases.

Xinsheng Yang

Associate Chief Physician & Director of Nantong Zeming Hospital

Having graduated from Xinxiang Medical University in 1991, Dr. Yang has engaged in ophthalmology for more than 20 years. He is experienced at cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment and corneal transplantation surgeries, has solid professional skills, and is proficient in the treatment of fundus and ocular surface diseases. So far, he has completed more than 10,000 cataract phacoemulsification and ICL surgeries and more than 3,000 vitrectomy surgeries. Focusing on academic and clinical research, he has published more than 10 papers in provincial journals, and has deep clinical experience and teaching experience.