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In Honour of World Glaucoma Week, we sat down with Dr. Matthew B. Schlenker, Glaucoma, Cataract, & Anterior Segment Surgeon at Kensington Vision & Research Centre.
A. Many patients who are later diagnosed with glaucoma, think their vision is fine. Glaucoma is known as the 'silent thief of sight', as the disease rarely has symptoms. There is no pain, redness or eye irritation. When patients notice their vision has deteriorated, it might be too late for treatment. In glaucoma, the peripheral vision usually deteriorates first, and then central vision. That is why it is so important to have your eyes checked regularly, especially if you have a family history of glaucoma. Your eye care provider, such as an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist, is the best person to screen you. If they think you might have glaucoma, they will follow you more closely, possibly initiate treatment, or refer you to an Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Glaucoma or a Surgical Glaucoma specialist.
A. You should have regular follow ups with your eye care provider. Healthy living has been associated with lower risk of glaucoma. The Kensington Eye Institute has four general ophthalmologists on staff who serve a large patient population with glaucoma: Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, Dr. Jen Calafati, Dr. Cindy Lam, and Dr. Amandeep Rai. If you are worried that you are at risk of developing glaucoma, book an appointment with your eye doctor.