Mr Nick Strouthidis, Medical Director (and former Glaucoma Service Director) at Moorfields
came to the Friends office to talk to Angela Smith about glaucoma, and to thank Friends for all their support.
“Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve, the structure that takes vision from the eye to the brain, can get damaged over time. This damage is irreversible and can lead to progressive loss of vision. Although you do not have to have high pressure in the eye to have glaucoma, one of the main risk factors is elevated pressure. The treatment for glaucoma, to stop this optic nerve damage, is to lower the pressure. This is usually controlled by taking eye drops regularly, but it can also be treated with laser or by surgery.”
Listen to their full conversation by clicking the arrow here: