Detecting Glaucoma in Hong Kong
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in Hong Kong. It was estimated that three of every 100 persons aged above 40 has developed it.
(Source: Smart Patient – Hospital Authority)
The fluid (aqueous humour) that serves to keep our eyes in good health and shape maintains an intra-ocular pressure of 10-21mmHg. Abnormal intra-ocular pressure may damage the optic nerve head, resulting in glaucoma.
Those with high myopia or hyperopia, diabetes, a family history of the disease, prolonged use of steroid, and high intra-ocular pressure are at greater risk of developing the disease. Like any health issue, early detection is key. A glaucoma examination in our Hong Kong centre is recommended on a regular basis for diagnosis and treatment at an early age.
If you would like more information on how a glaucoma examination is performed, or would like to make a booking with a member of our team, please get in touch with us today. We have two locations for your convenience. Appointments can be made over the phone or via our online form.
We can also check for other conditions, such as lazy eyes in children, and can offer solutions such as orthokeratology, which aims to assist those with myopia.