Surgery and treatment

Glaucoma is the most common preventable cause of blindness in Western countries. In the UK, it affects approximately 1 in 50 people over the age of 40. It is more common in people who have relatives with glaucoma.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition usually associated with elevated pressure within the eye. This gradually damages the delicate nerves of the eye causing permanent visual loss if left untreated. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases there are no symptoms.

What can be done?

Fortunately screening tests can pick up people who are at risk of early glaucoma. These state of the art tests are available at Surrey Eye Surgeons. If glaucoma is detected and treated early, visual loss is preventable. The secret to effective glaucoma management is early diagnosis and treatment.

Below is some further information about glaucoma screening and surgery. If you would like to talk with us about our treatments or have any questions, please call us on 01483 576 576 or email We are based in Guildford, Surrey and have a team of highly qualified eye surgeons.

What can Surrey Eye Surgeons do?

Surrey Eye Surgeons offers a high quality service in which patients are seen quickly and efficiently. All results are interpreted by a Consultant Ophthalmologist who can deliver prompt reassurance and peace of mind to patients who do not have glaucoma and rapid access treatment at the earliest opportunity if a diagnosis of glaucoma is made.

Tests to diagnose glaucoma

No single test can diagnose glaucoma and several investigations are recommended. At Surrey Eye Surgeons, state of the art glaucoma testing is performed and there is a guarantee that these will be interpreted by an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist who will be able to advise about treatment and future follow up.

Measurement of the intraocular pressure
Firstly anaesthetic eyedrops are instilled. A delicate instrument (a tonometer) is gently placed on the surface of the eye and a pressure reading is taken. The procedure takes less than 2 minutes and is completely painless. This method is more accurate than the puff of air that is often used by opticians.

Field of Vision
There are many instruments which can be used to measure visual fields (peripheral vision), and the Humphrey Computerised Visual Field Analyser is generally regarded to be the most accurate. This field analyzer is used The Surrey Eye Surgeons. Tiny spots of light appear at various times and the patient presses a button to record when they see the lights. A chart showing any areas of visual loss is printed. The test takes about 7 minutes to perform for each eye and once again, it is a completely painless test.

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