A glaucoma exam provides important information to you and your eye doctor regarding the health of your eyes. It is often part of a routine eye exam and is painless. During the exam, your eye doctor may run a series of tests:
Visual Field Test
Determines if there is any glaucoma damage, such as vision loss or blind spots in your field of vision.
Optic Nerve Scan
Allows your eye doctor to see if your optic nerve appears healthy or damaged.
Eye Pressure Measuring
Measures eye pressure.
Corneal Thickness Measuring
Measures the thickness of your cornea (the clear front “window” of your eye).
Gonioscopy or Ultrasound Biomicroscopy
Enables your eye doctor to see the angle of the structure inside the eye where fluid outflow begins, which can affect your eye pressure.
Preparing For Your Eye Exam
- List any symptoms you’ve been having and include the length of time you have been experiencing each.
- List any history you may have with eye problems, such as vision changes, other eye conditions you’ve been diagnosed with, and any eye discomfort. Also list any eye problems your relatives may have.
- Write down your medical information, including other conditions such as diabetes or vascular issues you may have, and all medications and supplements you’re currently taking. Also write down any history of eye trauma.
- Write down any questions you may have for your eye care professional so you remember them. This will also help you make the most of your appointment.
Find out more about iStent inject®
Help is right around the corner. Leading ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom offer iStent inject® as part of their treatment for glaucoma. You can enquire if you are a suitable candidate for iStent inject® by contacting an ophthalmologist near you.