Glaucoma is the second cause of blindness in the world and only one early diagnostic, which allows to carry out a treatment on time, can avoid this outcome.
Therefore, in Omega Vision we insist in the need for our patients to visit us for general review, once a year; in order to detect any visual anomaly in time, including glaucoma.
It is a prevalent eye pathology, which manifests itself with optic nerve damage; may or may not be related to the increase in Intraocular pressure.
Learn more about this pathology, its types and how we treat it in our Ophthalmology Clinic in Lanzarote.
This eye disease is usually caused by a Increased intraocular pressure, known by its acronym PIO.
This causes damage to the optic nerve, which can trigger, sometimes from progressive and sometimes suddenly, in loss of vision (blindness)
A fact of interest (and that it is important to give the most people) about Glaucoma:
According to the Spanish Glaucoma Society, this ocular pathology is, together with diabetes, the main preventable cause of blindness
We treat all types of Glaucoma, but we can highlight the most common types of this pathology, which we see in our Ophthalmological Clinic in Lanzarote:
- Chronic open-angle glaucoma, which represents the majority of cases in our Clinic and that we know represents 90% of all cases of Glaucoma worldwide
- Chronic narrow angle glaucoma
- Acute glaucoma
Depending on the type of Glaucoma, symptoms may vary and also the speed with which this pathology develops. Also depending on each case, side effects and damage to the eye may vary.
In any case, it is important that if you are reading this, you are left with a message that applies to all types of Glaucoma that exist: Early detection and preventive medicine are the key to avoid irreparable consequences for the patient's eyesight.
Clínica Omega Visión with the aim of continuing to improve the quality of the eye exam service, it becomes the first health center in Lanzarote that has an advanced OCT Angiography system for the diagnosis of retina, glaucoma and anterior segment.
In our Clinic you will get comprehensive care to take care of the health of your eyes.
As we have already told you, Glaucoma may have symptoms or may begin to damage your vision even when you are in an asymptomatic stage.
Each case may vary.. But we do want to leave you this list of frequent symptoms, so that you are attentive and if you notice any, call us or make an appointment immediately on our online form
- Severe pain in your eyes
- Redness of your eyes
- Blurred vision
- You look at a "beam of light" or "rainbow"
- Constant headaches (and even nausea and even vomiting)
In our Ophthalmological Clinic in Lanzarote, we have therapeutic diagnostic tests, tracking schemes and personalized treatment.
In case of requiring surgical treatment, we offer minimally invasive alternatives MIGS
And in the more advanced cases, we offer Gold Standard therapies for the treatment and control of Glaucoma.
Once let's know your case in detail and type of glaucoma (after a thorough examination and a series of specific tests), we will propose the treatment plan suitable to seek to reduce eye pressure.
First center with Advanced Ocular diagnosis in Lanzarote
CLINICA OMEGA VISION, with the aim of continuing to improve the quality of the eye exam service, becomes the first health center in Lanzarote that has an advanced OCT Angiography system for the diagnosis of retina, glaucoma and anterior segment.
For clinical practice this platform allows, among its different diagnoses, the early detection of Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Glaucoma, both diseases are the main causes of blindness in the world. "Spectralis" represents a great advance in understanding pathologies associated with the macula and the optic nerve. Besides, it's 100% oriented to early detection.
This new innocuous technology, without the need to inject contrast into the patient, marks the difference with other fundus examinations, since OCT angiography offers more precise images to diagnose the various pathologies of the retina, glaucoma and anterior segment. Diabetes is estimated to increase continuously in the coming years and the visualization of the microaneurysms, considered as the first detectable pathological sign in patients with Diabetic retinopathy, could play a key role in the detection of this pathology.
The installation and start-up of this new technology at the Omega Vision Clinic, in addition to offering better tools for specialists, represents a great improvement for patients residing in Lanzarote since they can be attended with advanced and safe technology without having to leave the island.
The SPECTRALIS® platform has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, within the program The Vision Impairment and Intracranial Pressure (VIIP), as a reference test for the retina review of astronauts who carry out their activity on the International Space Station
See you in Lanzarote?
We wait for you in Omega Vision so that, after measure your intraocular pressure, analyze your eyes very well, test your visual field, measure the thickness of your cornea and another series of diagnostic tests carried out with cutting-edge technology in our Clinic in Lanzarote .... our team of renowned ophthalmologists, I can help you take care of your eyes, as they deserve.
El first step is to visit us For an initial diagnosis. You can request your appointment here