Listen: Vision Loss, Dennis, Scott discussed on Dr Bernie Portner, The Moving Body
"Let's say use your eye drops every day or whatever it is. And so I'm going to make an effort to do that to be that good patient to try to get the best possible result for myself because I understand. How it's happening. So if you want more information from your doctor sit in the chair and ask the doctor for more information this goes for all. Aspects of medicine. It's not just about is where we talk about is because that's our area of specialty. But you do want to get the information. So that you can help in your own treatment process. Let's go to the phones you've got Dennis standing by Lulu. Hi, Dennis welcome to the program. I my hearing is is not good. I can't hear you. But not real. Well, I have a question about. What does Scott coma actually duty your a high high pressure in your eye? What what does it do? How does it damage your eye? Okay. Do you wanna listen off the air? Hang up and listen over the radio. So that you don't have to sell your hearing's, not an issue. No, I go ahead. So glaucoma is increased pressure inside the eye is not increased blood pressure. So high blood pressure is not related to sometimes people have high blood pressure and high pressure or glaucoma, but high blood pressure and high pressure are not necessarily linked or related. So if the pressure in the is higher than your is comfortable with it damages the nerve inside the I that's called the optic nerve. That optic nerve is what carries the vision for your to your brain. And that nervous damaged it leads to loss of vision. Now, typically, the vision loss in glaucoma, and the most common forms is the side or peripheral vision. So you don't see that loss early in the process, but over time, the referral vision gets more and more narrowed or constricted and eventually it can have a very serious impact on the vision. And eventually the central vision can be affected as well. But this can happen over years sometimes depending on how advanced the glaucoma as so you don't always see the evidence of damage to the vision. And you don't feel. The effects of glaucoma immediately. So you do need to get your eyes checked regularly to find."