What is glaucoma and how can a care plan help?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glaucoma, it’s essential to understand this condition and the support available from us.

We’ve put together a guide which will provide an overview of glaucoma, its causes, symptoms, and how having a care plan with us can help you.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, connecting the eye to the brain, becomes damaged due to increased pressure within the eye.

This damage can lead to vision loss if not detected and treated early.

Causes and symptoms

The primary cause of glaucoma is a build-up of pressure within the eye due to fluid not draining properly.

Glaucoma often develops slowly and may not present noticeable symptoms initially.

However, as it progresses, you might experience peripheral vision loss, blurred vision, eye pain, or redness.

Regular eye tests are essential for early detection, as any vision loss cannot be recovered.

How can having a care plan help?

A personalised care plan can help manage glaucoma effectively, maintaining a good quality of life.

We can help you with:

· Assisting with administering eye drops or prescribed medications

· Arranging regular eye appointments and providing transportation

· Offering emotional support and practical assistance adapting to vision loss

· Providing information and guidance on maintaining eye health

If you are feeling concerned about how you will look after yourself, at Nexus Care Services, we can help you adapt your lifestyle to ensure you maintain your independence.

Ready to find a tailored care plan? Contact us today to learn more about how our compassionate care professionals can support you in managing your glaucoma.

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